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6yr/o female diagnosed with enthesitis JIA what can I expect with this type of JIA? How likely is this to continue in adult hood?

6yr/o female diagnosed with enthesitis JIA  what can I expect with this type of JIA? How likely is this to continue in adult hood?

See below: Enthesis related JIA generally is active a good deal of childhood, teens and even into adulthood. Studies have shown however that 17 to 37% go into complete remission. It is felt it may be milder and more likely to go in to remission for girls than boys. This is also called spondyloarthropathy. There are excellent drugs and P.T. programs and careful and consistent care has good outcomes. ...Read more

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6yr/o female diagnosed with enthesitis JIA what can you tell me about this kind of JRA? How likely is it that it will continue into adulthood?

6yr/o female diagnosed with enthesitis JIA what can you tell me about this kind of JRA? How likely is it that it will continue into  adulthood?

JIA: Formally called JRA, Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis, specifically enthesitis-type, is diagnosed in late childhood, manifests in other parts of the body such as uveitis ( inflamm of the eyes), ankylosing spondylitis(Lower lumbar), and IBD (GI). This JIA affects the places where tendons attach to the bone (called entheses), causing inflammation. The disease is lifelong, remission rates range 17-37% ...Read more

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Is there always swelling with enthesitis?

Is there always swelling with enthesitis?

Yes, swollen : Enthesitis or enthesiopathy is inflammation where tendons or ligaments insert into the bone. Recurring stress or inflammatory autoimmune disease can cause inflammation or occasionally fibrosis and calcification. One common site is at the heel, particularly the achilles tendon.It is associated with hla b27 arthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis. ...Read more

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Enthesitiswhat is the treatment for enthesitis?

Enthesitiswhat is the treatment for enthesitis?

Inflammation...: ...Of where the ligaments or tendons meet the bones. Often treated with nsaids, methotrexate, or tnf. For more information, see: http://enthesitis.Org/enthesitis-symptoms-and-treatments. ...Read more

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Rheumo says my child has jra enthesitis and sacroilitis. Is it more likely she will out grow it or more likely she will have as a adult?

Rheumo says my child has jra enthesitis and sacroilitis. Is it more likely she will out grow it or more likely she will have as a adult?

No: There is no way to "outgrow" jra / jia. You have it for life. It can only be put into remission for periods of time from weeks to years, depending on what type of juvenile arthritis it is and how many joints were involved at the time of diagnosis. Kids with more active joints at diagnosis are more likely to flare more often when off meds. ...Read more

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Causes of chronic enthesitis at heel without injury? Have had flares of SI pain for 7 yr, but also have high titre ANA. All other blood tests normal.

Causes of chronic enthesitis at heel without injury? Have had flares of SI pain for 7 yr, but also have high titre ANA. All other blood tests normal.

Suspect spondyloarthropathywithout further information it's hard to say: Without further information it is hard to say . You had enthesitis but what studies have been done about the sacroiliac pain. Also your physician will have to do a lot more evaluation of your positive AMA and decide what subsets if any are positive. As you can see we will need more clinical and imaging information as well as laboratory information including HLA B 27 ...Read more

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