A 21-year-old member asked:
what are the symptoms and signs of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Swati Avashia answered
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Joint pain/swelling: The mayo clinic has a a good patient information article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
Answered on Jan 30, 2012
Dr. Keith Baldwin answered
14 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Immune dysfunction!: 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). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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