What are the different symptoms between lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

JIA/SLE symptoms. The most common symptoms of jia include joint stiffnesss and joint swelling. In lupus, joints and other organs can be affected such as the skin, kidneys, blood cells, nervous system, and muscles. Lupus can also cause more generalized symptoms such as fevers, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss.
See rheumatologist. Arthritis very common in lupus.Pain, with or without swelling. Stiffness and pain may be particularly evident in the morning.Arthritis problem for few days or weeks, may be a permanent feature of the disease. Fortunately, the arthritis usually is not crippling.Jra has arthritis involving few joints or multiple joints. Inflammation causes joint destruction and deformity, sometimes similar diseases.

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How are the symptoms different from lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? What would clue the dr on testing one disease over the other?

SLE vs JRA. Arthritis affects the joints. At the onset of juvenile arthritis you might have fevers. Lupus can affect multiple organs., notably the kidneys. There are also distinct rashes that can occur, such as a rash on the face. Read more...
JIA more limited. JIA presents with swollen joint(s) & often morning stiffness for more than 6 weeks. Most labs in JIA are normal--there is no lab test for JIA, it is a clinical diagnosis based on history and physical exam. Lupus can involves many signs & symptoms: rash, arthritis, fevers, fatigue, muscle pain, abnormal CBC, ds-DNA/Smith Ab,high ESR,others. If multiple organ systems are involved, unlikely JIA. Read more...

Are the treatments for lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis the same?

Often. The same meds (prednisone, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate) are often used for both diseases. However, tnf agents are more effective for juvenile arthritis than lupus. Read more...
Kid autoimmune Rx. There are medications that overlap for the treatment of children with lupus vs. Jia. Both are autoimmune conditions and treatment is based on treating with anti-inflammatories (steroids, nsaids) and treating with immunosuppressants (disease modifying agents, and biologics). Not all medications are used for both conditions. Read more...

How can a dr tell the difference when diagnosing juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus?

Lab work. Each one has their own characteristics, also specific blood test available to your physician can make the differencial diagnosis. Read more...
JIA/SLE symptoms. Typically, one suspects jia if a child has had arthritis (pain, swelling, stiffness) for > 6 weeks. In lupus, arthritis may be one symptom in combination with others: kidney disease, fatigue, butterfly rash, fever, mouth or nose sores, and other symptoms. Pattients with lupus usually have a +ana blood test in a very high amount. In jia, the ANA is + 50% of the time, typically in a low amount. Read more...
Juvenile arthritis. Children who have arthritis may have a disease that involves many organs including the heart, kidneys, lungs and brain that also have positive blood tests - these children have lupus. Other children have arthritis (joint disease) and eye problems but not usually other systems. That's simplifying it quite a bit. There are excellent pediatric rheumatologists in Columbus, OH properly diagnose kids. Read more...