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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis And Elevated White Blood Cell Count
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
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How does systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect someone during adulthood if it is different from adult ra?
Autoinflammatory dis: Systemic jia/jra is actually an autoinflammatory disease rather than an autoimmune disease and is more similar to periodic fever syndromes than RA or jra. There's a problem with the innate immune system's triggering and control of inflammation, not a problem with mistakenly recognizing one's own proteins as foreign (like a virus). As such, Anakinra and steroids are most effective long term meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can it be possible to have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis as a kid but not have it show up in blood work as an adult?
Yes, no blood test..: There is no blood test for juvenile rheumatoid/idiopathic arthritis. Kids can have all completely normal labs and still have very active disease. It is a clinical diagnosis based on inflammation of the synovial cells lining the joints that can be seen as joint swelling much of the time on exam. Kids never "outgrow" jia/jra. They have it for life, even as adults with flares of arthritis (not ra). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter was recently diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. She has always played basketball and wants to try to continue. Suggestions?
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