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A 27-year-old female asked:

My child was diagnosis with ogliurticular jra but she has both knees, both feet and possibly both ankles involved. could it be polyarticular instead?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
JIA is an umbrella: Oligoarticular jia involves four joints or fewer accounts for about 60 percent of children with jia, mostly girls, typically begins between the ages of 1 and 5 tends to involve large joints, such as the knees, ankles and elbows. Polyarticular jia involves five or more joints accounts for about 20 percent of children with jia, mostly girlscan begin at any age, tends to involve the small joints

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Last updated Apr 20, 2013

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