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how is orencia (abatacept) or arava for rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Both are often very effective.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Joint inflammation: The mayo clinic has a great patient education article on the condition: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Autoimmune: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the joints instead of fighting intruders like bacteria and viruses. Genetic factors play a role in risk for developing autoimmune diseases. Exposure to certain viruses may play a role as well.
A 22-year-old member asked:

How is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Rheumatology 15 years experience
A clinical diagnosis: A combination of history, physical exam and laboratory results.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Could you have a combination of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Yes: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Symptoms are variable, appropriate DX and rx critical.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I have rheumatoid arthritis, am I more susceptible to get pulmonary hypertension

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: Autoimmmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis can affect the lung and cause pulmonary hypertension.

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