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What are the symptoms and signs of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
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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

In brief: Joint pain/swelling

The mayo clinic has a a good patient information article: http://www.
Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.

In brief: Joint pain/swelling

The mayo clinic has a a good patient information article: http://www.
Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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