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Doctor insights on: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis And Elevated White Blood Cell Count

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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 long does the average juvenile rheumatoid arthritis flare up usually last?

Each different: There are a variety of differ scenarios. It depends on the type of activity, the type of juvenile arthritis, and the type of therapy. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

What causes hair loss in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

The medecation used: About 20% of patients using Methotrexate could have side effects. They include nausea and vomiting, rash, mild hair loss, headache, mouth sores, and muscle aches. ...Read more

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I've juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and epilepsy.What are the risk factors for a pregnancy?

What do you mean?: Are you asking whether you will have a fertility problem? Are you asking about risk of spontaneous abortion? Are you asking about fetal malformation? Are you asking about effect of pregnancy on your epilepsy or your arthritis? Please restate your question. ...Read more

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Joint pain since the age of 13. Shouldnt they order tests for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Joint pain since the age of 13. Shouldnt they order tests for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

No.: Most juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients are both ccp antibody negative, and rf negative. The diagnosis is largely clinical, with evidence for joint and systemic inflammation (crp). ...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 more

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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 more

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My daughter was recently diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. She has always played basketball and wants to try to continue. Suggestions?

I think she could: I think she could do that and continue the treatment , i add link for you please check it out.Good luck for her and thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more