4 doctors weighed in:

How is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clinical criteria

Ra (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. Pain and stiffness may limit activity. Appropriate treatment can vastly benefit the patient, and a rheumatologist can be your best friend. Labs to rule out other causes are undertaken. Clinical criteria make the diagnosis.

In brief: Clinical criteria

Ra (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. Pain and stiffness may limit activity. Appropriate treatment can vastly benefit the patient, and a rheumatologist can be your best friend. Labs to rule out other causes are undertaken. Clinical criteria make the diagnosis.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Thank
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A clinical diagnosis

A combination of history, physical exam and laboratory results.

In brief: A clinical diagnosis

A combination of history, physical exam and laboratory results.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Thank
Read more answers from doctors