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  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis - From Wikipedia
    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common form of persistent arthritis in children. (Juvenile in this context refers to an onset before age 16,[1] idiopathic refers to a condition with no defined cause, and arthritis is the inflammation of the synovium of a joint.)

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: MedlinePlus
    Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a type of arthritis that happens in children age 16 or younger. It causes joint swelling, stiffness and sometimes reduced motion. It can affect any joint, and in some cases it can affect internal organs as well.

  • Fact Sheets About Juvenile Arthritis
    The causes of juvenile arthritis are unknown. Some genetic markers are more common in certain types of childhood arthritis or in children who develop particular complications from it. Although this genetic makeup may be associated with an increased chance of developing arthritis, these conditions are not regarded as hereditary and rarely affect more than one family member.

  • How Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Eyes
    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, either as a result of the disease itself, or rarely as a side effect of some medications. This brochure will help you learn more about how juvenile rheumatoid arthritis may affect your child's eyes.

  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
    Juvenile chronic arthritis (also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the body mistakenly attacks some of its own cells and tissues. It is not known why this occurs in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, but some scientists suspect that an environmental factor such as a virus may trigger the condition in genetically susceptible children.

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis or JRA
    JRA is the most common form of arthritis in children. It may be a mild condition that causes few problems over time, but it can be much more persistent and cause joint and tissue damage in other children. JRA can produce serious complications in more severe cases.


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