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Can teen get arthritis?What is prognosis?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Arthritis any age

At any age we can see arthritis.
There are no barriers, but it is important to remember that each type of arthritis and each person with arthritis can be unique. Prognosis depends on the type of arthritis. Viral arthritis arthritis, dependingon the type can resolve; infections that cause arthritis can be cured with antibiotics. Certain systemic arthritis syndromes can be controlled.

In brief: Arthritis any age

At any age we can see arthritis.
There are no barriers, but it is important to remember that each type of arthritis and each person with arthritis can be unique. Prognosis depends on the type of arthritis. Viral arthritis arthritis, dependingon the type can resolve; infections that cause arthritis can be cured with antibiotics. Certain systemic arthritis syndromes can be controlled.
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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Unlikely

Teens can experience joint pains but they are rarely arthritis.
So called growing may cause joint pains as well as over activity. Most arthritis is a wear and tear phenomenon more often seen in adults.

In brief: Unlikely

Teens can experience joint pains but they are rarely arthritis.
So called growing may cause joint pains as well as over activity. Most arthritis is a wear and tear phenomenon more often seen in adults.
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Dr. Joel Cooperman
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