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Indirectly, yes: Because it is not just arthritis but a group of diseases that can attack other organs, then death can result from it. Treatment has improved but it is potentially lethal when vital organs are involved. Go to emedicinehealth.com for more info or just type in JRA in search engine. It brings up a plethora of web sites and info. Systemic JRA is very painful, but treatable and mostly non-lethal ...Read more
Most are not JRA!: Jra is an oxymoron, for the most part. Most children have what is now called "juvenile idiopathic arthritis, " which usually are forms of adult spondyloarthropathies in children. My studies (see rheumatology, supplement 1, january 2012, oxford press). Children usually had multiple hla types associated with these diseases, perhaps making them more susceptible. Few are ccp+, a marker for true ra! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Juvenile arthritis: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.The cause of JRA is not known. It is thought to be an autoimmune illness. This means the body attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. It is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 16 that damages and eventually destroys the joints of the body.The ongoing inflammation may limit the mobility of affected joints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Jra is divided into different types depending on the number of joints involved and whether the child has recurrent fever and a rash. Some types such as pauciarticular (fewer than five joints involved) jra resolve in over 50 percent of cases. The prognosis in all types is much improved given modern medicines that can help prevent long term problems in this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. Joint deformity and dysfunction can result from the damage caused by the dysfunctional immune system rheumatologists can provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment which often entails immune suppressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Infections are a prime cause of flares of jia/jra (and many other autoimmune diseases as well). Activating or "turning on" the immune system during many infections results in the production of chemical signalling molecules in the body that likely also cause the bad or "confused" white blood cells to become more active and attack the joints. Stress can also alter immune function and trigger flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a difference between jia and jra? Do they both have the same classifications as far as the different types?
Naming: JIA and JRA are the same thing. JRA is an older term, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. JIA is the current term, juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The name was changed from JRA to JIA to reflect that unlike adults with RA, most children have a negative rheumatoid factor blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it some kids with JRA are harder to treat than others? Some only require lil med while others need to up or change meds often?
Subtypes: There are four subtypes in traditional JRA, namely, pauciarticular, polyarticular ( with and without RF-rheumatoid factor), and systemic-onset form. Among these subtypes, RF-positive polyarticular form has the highest potential to cause joint deformity and to carry the process way into adulthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Different conditions: Children under the age of 16 cannot get ra. They get juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) which is also an autoimmune disease affecting the joints but very different in many respects. Even as older adults, they are adults with jia. Older teenagers can develop rheumatoid factor positive polyarticulatar jia that looks very similar to RA and may develop into a disease that looks similar to ra. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Truth: Tell her that it is a condition in which her body may react by causing whatever symptoms she has, thru no fault of hers.There is no known cause, but medicine helps to control and perhaps lead to remission.And , if everything works out, she will move on in life normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always.: Still's disease or acute febrile jra may have little or no joint symptoms. It is still a form of jia. ...Read more
See details: Oligoarthritis means 4 or fewer joints involved, polyarthritis is greater than 4 joints involved. ...Read more