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How is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis treated?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe
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