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Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis turn into rheumatoid arthritis?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not technically
Jra, now called jia (juvenile idiopathic arthritis), has several forms which are different from adult rheumatoid arthritis (ra).
One form of jia has the same characteristics as adult RA with many joints involved and a positive rheumatoid factor on blood testing. This may persist into adulthood. Some doctors believe this is simply the adult RA starting in childhood.

In brief: Not technically
Jra, now called jia (juvenile idiopathic arthritis), has several forms which are different from adult rheumatoid arthritis (ra).
One form of jia has the same characteristics as adult RA with many joints involved and a positive rheumatoid factor on blood testing. This may persist into adulthood. Some doctors believe this is simply the adult RA starting in childhood.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Among the well known four clinical types of jra, rf (rheumatoid factor) -positive polyarticular form often persists into adulthood.
Affected patients are predominantly females with onset in adolescence.

In brief: Depends
Among the well known four clinical types of jra, rf (rheumatoid factor) -positive polyarticular form often persists into adulthood.
Affected patients are predominantly females with onset in adolescence.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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