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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis turn into rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends: Among the well known four clinical types of jra, rf (rheumatoid factor) -positive polyarticular form often persists into adulthood. Affected patients are predominantly females with onset in adolescence.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not technically: Jra, now called jia (juvenile idiopathic arthritis), has several forms which are different from adult rheumatoid arthritis (ra). One form of jia has the same characteristics as adult RA with many joints involved and a positive rheumatoid factor on blood testing. This may persist into adulthood. Some doctors believe this is simply the adult RA starting in childhood.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can my finger have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Very unlikely: A single finger is unlikely to be on the basis of ra. See a rheumatologist to be certain.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 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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What can I do to address juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Medication : Pediatric rheumatologists specialize in these issues and can prescribe medications or groups of medications to address the underlying pathology.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Do you suffer if juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
SEVERAL SYMPTOMS: Causes lethargy, reduced physical activity, swelling of affected joints like knee, ankle and wrist, and small joints of hands and feet.It can cause pain in any joint, and in later stages can cause contractures like stiff bent joints, it can affect eyes uveitis, growth disturbances, if not treated can causeblindness.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe commented
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
Can also result in permanent joint damage and the need for artificial joint replacements as early as in a patient's 20's if untreated or only partially treated
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A 48-year-old member asked:

How does juvenile rheumatoid arthritis impair you?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
SEVERAL SYMPTOMS: Causes lethargy, reduced physical activity, swelling of affected joints like knee, ankle and wrist, and small joints of hands and feet.It can cause pain in any joint, and in later stages can cause contractures like stiff bent joints, it can affect eyes uveitis, growth disturbances, if not treated can causeblindness.

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