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Can just a finger have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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In brief: Possibly

Some children have pauciarticular arthritis.
This means only 1-3 joints are affected. This may result in risk of eye changes more often than persons who have multiple joints affected. Labs and exam are needed to make a diagnosis of jra. There are also injuries that can later result in finger jt stiffness or swelling or decreased range of motion.

In brief: Possibly

Some children have pauciarticular arthritis.
This means only 1-3 joints are affected. This may result in risk of eye changes more often than persons who have multiple joints affected. Labs and exam are needed to make a diagnosis of jra. There are also injuries that can later result in finger jt stiffness or swelling or decreased range of motion.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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