4 doctors weighed in:

How do you get diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Wolfe
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Wolfe
Dr. James Wolfe
Thank
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Thank
Read more answers from doctors