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Limit JIA

To evaluate the effectiveness of a 24-week course of treatment with abatacept (orencia) versus usual care to prevent patients from developing more active joints.

Age & Gender

  • 2 years ~ 16 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Each visit will be a standard of care visit with your Pediatric Rheumatologist. You will meet with the study coordinator and fill out questionnaires. The study does not involve blood draws unless required by your Provider. The participant must be willing to take the study medication regularly and document this usage.


$25 for each completed visit

In-person visits:
Total length of participation:
18 months

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • Diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis within past 6 months
  • Arthritis affecting up to 4 joints

Not eligible if:

  • Diagnosis of Systemic JIA
  • Diagnosis of Sacroiliitis or Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • History of psoriasis or uveitis

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

Children's Specialty Clinic
NC Children's Hospital
UNC Hospitals / UNC Medical Center
101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Eveline Wu
Pediatrics - Children's Research Institute

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Bones, Joints, Muscles
Child and Teen Health
Immune System/Infections

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