How do you get diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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.
History, physical. And labs and xrays if needed. Juvenile RA will be diagnosised in patient less then 18 years of age with most children geeting the illness at a younger age. It is an inflammatory disease including joint pain, swelling warmth and sometimes redness. Blood tests could be abnormal such as a positive ANA or rf or increased inflammation tests. Please see a physician since it may not be arthritis.

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Why so some children get juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

We don't really know. There seems to be a genetic predisposition to developing jra. It is thought that there may be environmental factors that trigger ones immune system to inappropriately attack one body tissues. (autoimmune) for example exposure to smoking has been implicated. Considerable research is being conducted on finding the exact triggers and autoimmune pathways. Read more...
Autoimmune. 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...

Can systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause you to get sick?

Yes. Systemic juvenile arthritis can cause diffuse body rash, recurrent fevers, multiple joint swellings and inflammation, as well as cause corneal changes of the eye resulting in vision loss. Systemic jra can also affect liver and kidney function. Read more...

I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. How can I get more iron?

Iron rich foods. Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. Read more...

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

Juvenile RA. Fortunately this is usually a self limiting condition. Nsaids are the basis of treatment, and activity as much as possible is reccomended. It is not within the er specialty, and a rheumatologist should be consulted. Read more...
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...
Absolutely. Kids require aggressive treatment to prevent growth abnormalities and to put their disease into remission. There is no cure now and it is not self-limited. Kids should be followed by a board certified pediatric rheumatologist and most kids will need weekly low dose Methotrexate and a tnf inhibitor. With aggressive treatment kids should be able and allowed to do everything their peers can. Read more...

What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Joint inflammation. The mayo clinic has a great patient education article on the condition: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018. Read more...
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...
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...