Whats the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? Does rheumatoid arthritis cause CKD?

Age at dx & prognosi. JRA is diagnosed under age 16 Both are an inflammatory disorder that cause joint swelling and stiffness. Children may experience symptoms for a short time and recover completely or they may have a lifetime of symptoms. Adults usually don't experience complete absence of symptoms after dx. RA itself does not cause chronic kidney disease but some of the medications used for RA may impact kidneys.
See details. JRA is arbitrarily defined as rheumatoid arthritis starting before the age 16 and adult RA as starting at age 16 or later. RA does not cause chronic kidney disease unless there is a secondary amyloidosis and medication toxicity.

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Could seronegative juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause.?

What? You did not finish the question, but there are many rheumatologic features and systemic features of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis, since most juvenile arthritis patients do not have ra! ask again, so i can help. 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...

Does systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis sometimes cause you to vomit?

Most likely not. The disease itself should not cause a significant amount of gastrointestinal complaints. However, the medications that are used to treat the disease may cause GI problems which include nausea and vomiting. Read more...
If with fever. Some cases of jia (it is not RA in a child. We now call it juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In some with a variant called "still's disease, " hectic high fevers can occur. Vomiting is not uncommon with high fevers. Otherwise, if your child is not having fevers, it could be medication. Other issues are then probably present! Read more...

Can systemic inflammatory response syndrome in a 5 year old with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause macrophage activation syndrome?

Not exactly. Macrophage activation syndrome has been observed in children with systemic onset jra. Macrophages are activated to engulf various blood cells resulting in low hemoglobin, platelet, and fibrinogen level. Read more...
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Cause - no. Mas has sirs as part of its clinical features. Sirs is just a description of some signs and symptoms of excessive inflammatory mediator release that is found as part of several clinical syndromes. Discuss this with your pediatric rheumatologist. Read more...
Yes but it depends. Children with systemic-onset jra can definitely get mas which may be triggered by a flare of disease or an infection such as mononucleosis. Kids with mas can become extremely ill; mas can be life-threatening. A ferritin level should be checked and if it is very high or the child looks very ill, they should be evaluated in a children's hospital where a board certified pediatric rheumatologist works. Read more...