Rated 5.0/5 based on 18 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Occurs With Other Disease

Share
Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
15M people helped
1

1
What will it be like living with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for life?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
15M people helped
What will it be like living with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for life?

Better control now: We have people in adulthood who have had jia also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. It used to be called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We have much better ways to control the jia and our patients can have great control of their symptoms. We can use biologics which can help control a lot and some people can actually come completely off their medications and go into remission. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified
37 years in practice
2M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified
37 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
Dr. Thomas Namey
2,265 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is a condition in which there is breakdown of cartilage in joints. This results in bones rubbing together, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joints. Common causes include infection, general wear and tear on the joints, and autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system attacks ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
Board Certified, Pediatric Rheumatology
12 years in practice
632K people helped
2

2
Can someone diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis grow out of it?

Dr. Robert Lowe
Board Certified, Pediatric Rheumatology
12 years in practice
632K people helped
Can someone diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis grow out of it?

No, not at all: There is no way to "outgrow" jra / jia. 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. Until a cure is found, we work for remission with minimal flares of diease. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified
37 years in practice
2M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified
37 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Board Certified, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
10 years in practice
507K people helped
3

3
What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Dr. Keith Baldwin
Board Certified, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
10 years in practice
507K people helped
What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Immune dysfunction!: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
2M people helped
4

4
Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis turn into rheumatoid arthritis?

Dr. Pierre Moeser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
2M people helped
Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis turn into rheumatoid arthritis?

Not technically: Jra, now called jia (juvenile idiopathic arthritis), has several forms which are different from adult rheumatoid arthritis (ra). One form of jia has the same characteristics as adult RA with many joints involved and a positive rheumatoid factor on blood testing. This may persist into adulthood. Some doctors believe this is simply the adult RA starting in childhood. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified
37 years in practice
2M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Robert Lowe
Board Certified, Pediatric Rheumatology
12 years in practice
632K people helped
5

5
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis criteria pls?

Dr. Robert Lowe
Board Certified, Pediatric Rheumatology
12 years in practice
632K people helped
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis criteria pls?

Joint swelling >6wks: Jia/jra - general guide 1. Age of onset <16 yr 2. Arthritis (swelling or excess joint fluid), or 2 or more of these: less than full range of motion, tenderness or pain on motion, & increased warmth in at least 1 joint 3.Above signs (seen by doc)for > 6wks 4.Type seen in first 6 mo: a.Polyarthritis: ≥5 inflamed joints b.Oligoarthritis: 4 or fewer joints c.Systemic -fever, arthritis 5.No other cause. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
6M people helped
6

6
What can be done for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
6M people helped

See below: There are treatment options. You need to discuss them with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. James Wolfe
Board Certified, Pain Management
27 years in practice
52K people helped
7

7
How do you get diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Dr. James Wolfe
Board Certified, Pain Management
27 years in practice
52K people helped

See a doctor: As always, the wisest course of action is to see your physician. He/she may refer you to a rheumatologist that will take a history, examine you and perform a number of tests, including blood work and possible x-rays. Based on this information, the rheumatologist will confirm the diagnosis and review treatment options. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Swati Avashia
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
18 years in practice
529K people helped
8

8
What causes juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Dr. Swati Avashia
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
18 years in practice
529K people helped
What causes juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Autoimmune: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the joints instead of fighting intruders like bacteria and viruses. Genetic factors play a role in risk for developing autoimmune diseases. Exposure to certain viruses may play a role as well. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
2M people helped
9

9
What are the statistics of having to use crutches or a wheelchair because of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

Dr. Pierre Moeser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
2M people helped
What are the statistics of having to use crutches or a wheelchair because of   juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

Numbers are changing: No accurate statistics exist due to the dramatic improvement in outcomes of treatment in this condition. In the past, many children ended in a debilitated condition. Modern drugs such as the biological response modifiers (enbrel, humira, etc.) have kept people out of wheelchairs and leading much better lives. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Robert Lowe
Board Certified, Pediatric Rheumatology
12 years in practice
632K people helped
10

10
Could juvenile rheumatoid arthritis return in the future?

Dr. Robert Lowe
Board Certified, Pediatric Rheumatology
12 years in practice
632K people helped
Could juvenile rheumatoid arthritis return in the future?

Yes, highly likely: There is no way to "outgrow" jra / jia. 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. Until a cure is found, we work for remission with minimal flares of disease. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Tracy Lovell
827 doctors shared insights

Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition affecting primarily the joints but other tissues such as the skin and the lungs. Joint symptoms include morning stiffness, limited ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
174 doctors shared insights

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune medical condition in kids characterized by persistent arthritis. Symptoms include flu-like illness, pain, limping, and ...Read more


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified,
37 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
85,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook