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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis criteria pls?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: Joint swelling &gt;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.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe
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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Seck
Dr. Thomas Seck
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