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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

DMARDs for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Review of the Research for Parents and Caregivers

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Consumer Guide – Sept. 26, 2011 FormatsTable of ContentsIs This Information Right for Me?Yes, if:A doctor said your child has “juvenile idiopathic arthritis” (JIA) (formerly known as “juvenile rheumatoid arthritis” or JRA). Systemic arthritis Oligoarthritis Psoriatic arthritis Enthesitis-related arthritis Undifferentiated arthritis Polyarthritis—rheumatoid factor negative Polyarthritis—rheumatoid factor positive The...

Consumer Guide – Sept. 26, 2011 FormatsTable of ContentsIs This Information Right for Me?Yes, if:A doctor said your child has “juvenile idiopathic arthritis” (JIA) (formerly known as “juvenile rheumatoid arthritis” or JRA). Systemic...

Genetics Home Reference: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis refers to a group of conditions involving joint inflammation (arthritis) that first appears before the age of 16. This condition is an autoimmune disorder, which means that the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body's organs and tissues, in this case the joints.

Researchers have described seven types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The types are distinguished by their signs and symptoms, the number of joints affected, the results of laboratory tests...