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What helps alleviate juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Alleviating Sx?

Alleviating sx? Not the goal.
Alleviating inflammation is the goal. Symptom relief is secondary in importance! the drugs used are similar for adults, except the doses are much lower and size-based. Jra no longer exist. It is juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Virtually all children should be remitted with currently available medication.

In brief: Alleviating Sx?

Alleviating sx? Not the goal.
Alleviating inflammation is the goal. Symptom relief is secondary in importance! the drugs used are similar for adults, except the doses are much lower and size-based. Jra no longer exist. It is juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Virtually all children should be remitted with currently available medication.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology

In brief: Aggressive Treatment

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 most kids will need weekly low dose Methotrexate and a tnf inhibitor. With aggressive treatment kids should be able and allowed to do everything their peers can.

In brief: Aggressive Treatment

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 most kids will need weekly low dose Methotrexate and a tnf inhibitor. With aggressive treatment kids should be able and allowed to do everything their peers can.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe
Thank
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