Juvenile arthritis is a type of arthritis typically affects children before the age of sixteen. Most children with juvenile arthritis have a form of rheumatoid arthritis, the symptoms of which are identical to the adult kind. In many cases the condition is outgrown at a later age.


Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is the most common form of arthritis in ...
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... If you''re a parent or caretaker, watch for signs of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, particularly in young children. The main categories of JRA are: Pauciarticular JRA. This affects four or fewer joint...
Source: MayoClinic

... Doctors believe that juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the body attacks its own cells and tissues. It''s unknown why this happens, but both heredity and environm...
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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How Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Eyes
... How the eye works Although it might not seem possible, a disease that affects the joints can sometimes also affect the eyes. Children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) can develop eye problems ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

... Several serious complications can result from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. But keeping a careful watch on your child''s condition and seeking appropriate medical attention can greatly reduce the ris...
Source: MayoClinic

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Support

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Coping skills
... Family members can play critical roles in helping a child cope with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. As a parent, you may want to try the following: Treat your child, as much as possible, like other chi...
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Other

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
... What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is the most common type of arthritis affecting children. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that can af...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

... Arthritis is usually associated with adults. But children can be affected by almost all of the types of arthritis that adults can have. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) — a chronic condition ...
Source: MayoClinic


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