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Does anyone have any experience with pauciarticular juvenile rheumatiod arthritis jra?

Does anyone have any experience with pauciarticular juvenile rheumatiod arthritis jra?

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 more

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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 could you diagnose juvenile arthritis?

How could you diagnose juvenile arthritis?

By careful history,: physical examination, and blood tests, as with most disease conditions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of juvenile arthritis?

What are the symptoms of juvenile arthritis?

Highly variable: There are different forms of childhood arthritis. Things that should make you want to seek care sooner rather than later would basically be anything beyond "plain pain." swelling, skin rashes, fevers, or feeling sick in general are all reasons to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of juvenile arthritis?

What are some symptoms of juvenile arthritis?

Multi system: There are many types of jra all with different signs and symptoms. Symptoms range from joint swelling and pain on 4 or less joints, to multiple joint involvement with pain swelling and redness with fever, organ and eye involvement . There is a form that causes skin rashes similar to psoriasis. ...Read more

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What are the different types of juvenile arthritis?

Many, all treatable: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (same as jra, newer name) can be classified into several categories: oligoarticular jia (4 or fewer joints affected), polyarticular jia (more than 4 joints affected), psoriatic arthritis (arthritis in kids with psoriasis, nail changes, whole finger/toe swelling), inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthritis, enthesitis-related arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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How to tell if someone may have juvenile arthritis?

How to tell if someone may have juvenile arthritis?

Juvenile arthritis: A child with juvenile arthritis may limp, or stop using one hand, or crawl asymmetrically, or have obvious swelling of a wrist, knee, ankle, finger or elbow. They may be less active than usual, although quite often they are just as energetic. ...Read more

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How is jra (juvenile arthritis) diagnosed in a teen?

How is jra (juvenile arthritis) diagnosed in a teen?

See below: A lot of the diagnosis will be based on the history of joint swelling, redness, and pain. And a physical exam that reveals the joint findings. Then, labs can be ordered to help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What medications should I take for juvenile arthritis?

What medications should I take for juvenile arthritis?

MTX & TNF-inhibitor: Kids tolerate the combination of weekly Methotrexate injected under the skin(mtx)and a tnf-inhibitor(enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) remicade)so well, there is no reason to not start both medications.The goal in children should be no active arthritis.There is not the same risk of infections that adults have w/ meds.Kids are growing and anything less than total remission of their disease can inhibit normal growth. ...Read more

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I think I have juvenile arthritis. What are the symptoms?

You may have somethi: You may have something else. Unless you have had joint pain before the age 18, we do not classify an adult as having juvenile arthritis. See your doctor to evaluate your current symptoms. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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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