What are the symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Most not JRA! Children rarely get ccp and rf positive true ra, usually before mid teen years. We now call it "juvenile idiopathic arthritis, " or jia, in recognition that it is usually different. Apart from joint inflammation, fever and rash are much more common. Treatment will vary depending on the age and size of the child.

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What are the symptoms and signs of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Joint pain/swelling. The mayo clinic has a a good patient information article: 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...

What sort of symptoms has a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Many Sx! Joint pain is most common, but high fevers and rash can occur, but usually in less than half. Inflammation of the eye can occur, but much less common. If a child has a hot swollen joint, see a rheumatologist! Read more...
JRA/JIA symptoms. Children with juvenile arthritis most often have visible swelling of one or more joints for several days at least and morning stiffness in the affected joints. If you are concerned that your child has juvenile arthritis, take them for evaluation to their doctor and request a referral to a pediatric rheumatologist if there is any concern. Pain is often not associated with arthritis in younger kids. Read more...

@ 2yo, I was diagnosis w/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis w/no symptoms after 11yo. Now @ 37 I have been diagnosis w/diastolic heart failure. Is there a correlation?

Possible. Rs has been known to cause heart problems. Please consult with your cardiologist and rheumatologist very soon. Read more...
Probably not. It is possible that chronic inflammation from juvenile arthritis has led to a complication called amyloidosis, but it seems unlikely, especially if your arthritis was asymptomatic for many years. If your cardiologist is in doubt, special tests can be helpful. 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...

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis criteria pls?

Complicated. There are different types of jra (now frequently called juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and different groups have set criteria. No way to list them all in 400 characters. This website has a pretty good breakdown of it though: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1007276-overview. 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...

How is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis treated?

Many ways! First, it is no longer called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, but juvenile idiopathic arthritis, because it is not rheumatoid arthritis in children! there are so many treatments available, using several meds in tandem as therapy. It is almost always remittable. See a rheumatology specialist! Read more...
Aggressive is best. 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 almost all will need weekly low dose Methotrexate and a tnf inhibitor. Larger joints can also be easily injected with a long acting corticosteroid. Nsaids are not enough. Read more...