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A 43-year-old member asked:

What sort of symptoms has a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Many Sx!: Joint pain is most common, but high fevers and rash can occur, but usually in less than half. Inflammation of the eye can occur, but much less common. If a child has a hot swollen joint, see a rheumatologist!
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
JRA/JIA symptoms: Children with juvenile arthritis most often have visible swelling of one or more joints for several days at least and morning stiffness in the affected joints. If you are concerned that your child has juvenile arthritis, take them for evaluation to their doctor and request a referral to a pediatric rheumatologist if there is any concern. Pain is often not associated with arthritis in younger kids.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms and signs of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Joint pain/swelling: The mayo clinic has a a good patient information article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Most not JRA!: Children rarely get ccp and rf positive true ra, usually before mid teen years. We now call it "juvenile idiopathic arthritis, " or jia, in recognition that it is usually different. Apart from joint inflammation, fever and rash are much more common. Treatment will vary depending on the age and size of the child.

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