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what are the symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
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.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013

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Unlikely: Some children with systemic onset jra experience abdominal pain, though.

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