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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Rheumatologist: This is a very specialized question that a rheumatologist would have to evaluate.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Relatively uncommon: Rarely.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Rheumatoid arthritis: This is rheumatoid arthritis that start during the pediatric years and involves many joints. It is an autoimmune disorder
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Some do progress into adulthood as either RA or a seronegative spondyloarthropathy. The key is to establish with a rheumatologist to go on therapy to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Consult: The best way to understand any complicated medical problem is to schedule time with your doctor specifically to talk and go over all of your questions ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Autoimmune: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the joints instead of fighting intruders like bacteria ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
What?: You did not finish the question, but there are many rheumatologic features and systemic features of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, now called juvenile ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
16 years experience Pediatrics
Complicated: There are different types of jra (now frequently called juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and different groups have set criteria. No way to list them al ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Autoimmune disorders: Both juvenile idiopathic arthritis and hypothyroidism (caused by thyroiditis) can have autoimmune etiology. There is increased incidence of hypothyroi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
You mean JRA/JIA?: Cause of JRA (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) is still unknown. Small number of JIA (juvenile idiopathic arthritis) are associated with psoriasis and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
A clinical diagnosis: A combination of history, physical exam and laboratory results.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Joint pain/swelling: The mayo clinic has a a good patient information article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Joint inflammation: The mayo clinic has a great patient education article on the condition: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Some medications used to treat it can cause nausea.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Among the well known four clinical types of jra, rf (rheumatoid factor) -positive polyarticular form often persists into adulthood. Affected patients ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
No. Clinical dx: No. This is a clinical diagnosis. Rheumatologist should clarify.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many ways!: First, it is no longer called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, but juvenile idiopathic arthritis, because it is not rheumatoid arthritis in children! t ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: JRA is arbitrarily defined as rheumatoid arthritis starting before the age 16 and adult RA as starting at age 16 or later. RA does not cause chronic k ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: Synovial tissue inside joints become inflamed and damaged by chronic inflammation. The exact triggers are still elusive.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Though rheumatoid arthritis is not curable, there are now many treatments that dramatically lessen the symptoms of arthritis. If the disease is treate ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Active inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis can cause thrombocytosis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The medecation used: About 20% of patients using Methotrexate could have side effects. They include nausea and vomiting, rash, mild hair loss, headache, mouth sores, and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends upon control: Jra starts as inflammation in joints. This then can lead to damage of the supporting ligaments which in turn then can lead to altered joint forces an ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Blood test negative : For ra. Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis is the rheumatoid arthritis in which the blood doesn’t contain rheumatoid factor (rf or rhf). While diagnosi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Alleviating Sx?: Alleviating sx? Not the goal. Alleviating inflammation is the goal. Symptom relief is secondary in importance! the drugs used are similar for adults, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Degen arthritis: NO - no cure -
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
They are different: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease that attacks the soft tissue and cartilage in the body's joints. It responds well to specialized ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not really.: Not effective. Jra is serious. The therapies available work. Do not encourage delay. See a specialist in rheumatology!
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Often: The same meds (prednisone, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate) are often used for both diseases. However, tnf agents are more effective for ... Read More

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