Doctor Q&A for Dr. Paul Rosen

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Fever, ESR, pain: If the joints are swollen, then this could be JRA, but if the joints are normal, than a high sed rate and musculoskeletal pain and fever could all be ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Naproxen side effect: A side effect of naproxen is irritation of the stomach (gastritis). One option is to stop the naproxen and try a different NSAID or to add an acid r ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
JA- teen diagnosis: The diagnosis is made when there has been arthritis in the joints for greater than 6 weeks. Children may have normal blood work such as a normal ANA ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
JA-treatments: Treatments include physical therapy to keep the joints moving and prevent stiffness, NSAIDs to treat pain, and medications that lower the immune s ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Joint pain and JA: Juvenile arthritis is defined as a child under 16 years old who has arthritis for greater than 6 weeks. Arthritis is diagnosis by physical exam demon ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
JIA and sonogram: An MRI with contrast may be a better test to detect joint inflammation if the physical exam and the sonogram are normal.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
JIA/ SSI: Yes, a child with JIA can receive SSI. A social worker can help with paper work
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
MTX and weight: Weight gain is not a common side effect of methotrexate. A more common side effect of MTX is nausea.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
OT/PT: Occupational treats the upper extremities (shoulders, neck, elbows, wrists, fingers). Physical therapy treats the lower extremities (hips, knees, a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
JIA as an adult: JIA is defined as having arthritis starting before the age of 16 years. If you have JIA, the arthritis can either continue into adulthood or go into ... Read More
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