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How does systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect someone during adulthood if it is different from adult ra?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology

In brief: Autoinflammatory dis

Systemic jia/jra is actually an autoinflammatory disease rather than an autoimmune disease and is more similar to periodic fever syndromes than RA or jra.
There's a problem with the innate immune system's triggering and control of inflammation, not a problem with mistakenly recognizing one's own proteins as foreign (like a virus). As such, Anakinra and steroids are most effective long term meds.

In brief: Autoinflammatory dis

Systemic jia/jra is actually an autoinflammatory disease rather than an autoimmune disease and is more similar to periodic fever syndromes than RA or jra.
There's a problem with the innate immune system's triggering and control of inflammation, not a problem with mistakenly recognizing one's own proteins as foreign (like a virus). As such, Anakinra and steroids are most effective long term meds.
Dr. Robert Lowe
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In brief: Not the same thing

Both are collagen vascular diseases; the juvenile form hasn't had time to be as destructive but it can easily wreak havoc with other systems of the body besides the joints.
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In brief: Not the same thing

Both are collagen vascular diseases; the juvenile form hasn't had time to be as destructive but it can easily wreak havoc with other systems of the body besides the joints.
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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
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