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What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Immune dysfunction!

Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology.
There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx.

In brief: Immune dysfunction!

Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology.
There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Joint inflammation

The mayo clinic has a great patient education article on the condition: http://www.
Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.

In brief: Joint inflammation

The mayo clinic has a great patient education article on the condition: http://www.
Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology

In brief: Joint swelling >6wks

Jia/jra - general guide 1.
Age of onset <16 yr 2. Arthritis (swelling or excess joint fluid), or 2 or more of these: less than full range of motion, tenderness or pain on motion, ; increased warmth in at least 1 joint 3.Above signs (seen by doc)for > 6wks 4.Type seen in first 6 mo: a.Polyarthritis: ?5 inflamed joints b.Oligoarthritis: 4 or fewer joints c.Systemic -fever, arthritis 5.No other cause.

In brief: Joint swelling &gt;6wks

Jia/jra - general guide 1.
Age of onset <16 yr 2. Arthritis (swelling or excess joint fluid), or 2 or more of these: less than full range of motion, tenderness or pain on motion, ; increased warmth in at least 1 joint 3.Above signs (seen by doc)for > 6wks 4.Type seen in first 6 mo: a.Polyarthritis: ?5 inflamed joints b.Oligoarthritis: 4 or fewer joints c.Systemic -fever, arthritis 5.No other cause.
Dr. Robert Lowe
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