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Peds rheumatologist : Pediatric rheumatologists are trained pediatricians who are board certified to care for all kids with chronic inflammatory (autoimmune)arthritis.Pauciarticular(newer name is oligoarticular=few joints) jia/jra is defined as arthritis in 4 or fewer joints.Jia/jra is a significantly different disease than rheumatoid arthritis and complicated by how it can affect growth.Seek a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Many things..: Many things, but most are inflammatory, since the tests for inflammation will also be high! rheumatic fever; lyme disease. These are two post-infectious issues. You need to see a rheumatologist if possible, and even better, if near a major university medical center, one of the handful or pediatric rheumatologists. Most children can be remiited with jia! ...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