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Does juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect physical appearance?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Autoimmune

Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology.
Joint deformity and dysfunction can result from the damage caused by the dysfunctional immune system rheumatologists can provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment which often entails immune suppressants.

In brief: Autoimmune

Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology.
Joint deformity and dysfunction can result from the damage caused by the dysfunctional immune system rheumatologists can provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment which often entails immune suppressants.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends upon control

Jra starts as inflammation in joints.
This then can lead to damage of the supporting ligaments which in turn then can lead to altered joint forces and deformity. Medical control of the jra now often prevents such progression.

In brief: Depends upon control

Jra starts as inflammation in joints.
This then can lead to damage of the supporting ligaments which in turn then can lead to altered joint forces and deformity. Medical control of the jra now often prevents such progression.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
Thank
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