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Can you tell me about being diagnosed with arthritis at a young age?

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Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Several types

Young people can be affected by several types of arthritis-Juvenile polyarthritis, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile osteoarthritis, Stills disease, lupus, dermatopolymyositis,several genetic conditions, injuries to cartilage and growth plates.
A Pediatric Rheumatologist is trained to diagnose and treat these,often with different regimens. The are all treatable.

In brief: Several types

Young people can be affected by several types of arthritis-Juvenile polyarthritis, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile osteoarthritis, Stills disease, lupus, dermatopolymyositis,several genetic conditions, injuries to cartilage and growth plates.
A Pediatric Rheumatologist is trained to diagnose and treat these,often with different regimens. The are all treatable.
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