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INCUBATION PER SE IS: A term used when describing an organisms time period between exposure and full blown infectious symptoms. Jra typically can start at any age in a young man or woman, and symptoms are typically full blown joint disease/pain/swelling pretty quickly from onset of disease process. I am sure one of our rheumatology experts will further define this for you. I hope this helps you some. ...Read more
Why do only the major joints on my right side hurt and my left side is not affected at all? I've gone to several doctors and have done physical therapy but the doctors are stumped. They're looking at jra and other things like it but are still not sure. On
Caution tetracyline: In children tetracycline can stain the bone. We are fortunate that we can use most of the medications we use in adults in children, but some are not approved for children. We can use Methotrexate and some of the biologics are approved for treatment of jia children such as Etanercept and adalimumab. Iv Infliximab is approved for childhood ibd, IV tocilizumab and Abatacept for jia. Others not yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me what are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides medication?
Let the buyer beware: I don't know a lot about alternative treatments for jra, but i see lots of patients that missed their opportunity to prevent permanent joint damage when very effective medications are available. That's very sad, especially for young patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no cure: Unfortunately there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. There are continuing advancements in treatment. Medications considered disease modifying agents can made a big difference in the progression of the disease process. First make an appointment with a pediatric rheumatologist for the appropriate testing to see if your daughter truly has the disease. The rheumatologist will guide you further. ...Read more
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