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What causes juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the joints instead of fighting intruders like bacteria and viruses.
Genetic factors play a role in risk for developing autoimmune diseases. Exposure to certain viruses may play a role as well.

In brief: Autoimmune

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the joints instead of fighting intruders like bacteria and viruses.
Genetic factors play a role in risk for developing autoimmune diseases. Exposure to certain viruses may play a role as well.
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Autoimmune

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: Autoimmune

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.
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