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what is the first medicine usually used for the treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
NSAID: Initial treatment for jra starts with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents such Aspirin or ibuprofen.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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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.
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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
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Yes: Autoimmmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis can affect the lung and cause pulmonary hypertension.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How is an ovarian cyst treated in a teenager?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends on many fact: Factors like the size, is it a simple cyst or not , is there any pain or not , if it is a simple fluid filled benign looking cyst that is not too large or causing too much pain then often times birth control pills can shrink the cyst and prevent future cysts from forming, if it is not simple then the diagnosis and txment options are totatlly differnet so the gyn can discuss all of this with you.

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