Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Introduction
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A group of chronic inflammatory joint disorders that affects children. The condition generally involves periods of time where the condition is active followed by periods of abatement of symptoms. In some cases, the condition can be systemic and can cause symptoms such as fever and rash with organ involvement. There are three main types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis - oligoarticular, polyarticular and systemic (Still's disease).
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causes, and treatments of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is available below.
Symptoms of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
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Treatments for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- NSAID's, physical therapy, steroid medication
- Treatment is dictated by the severity of symptoms, the number of joints affected, and other organ involvement. Treatments include:
- Explanation - Education plays an important role in arthritis management
- Exercise - encouragement to exercise within the limits of pain and use of exercise programs may have long term benefits
- Physiotherapy - can assist with regaining and maintaining joint function
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Juvenile idiopathic arthritis:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Complications
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Causes of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms....read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course,...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with...read more »
Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that
any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease.
The reality is that there...read more »
Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps,
particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes.
However, there are also various other causes.
See ...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply...read more »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic
disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's.
The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the early years,
and Parkinsons...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See ...read more »
Psoriatic arthritis often undiagnosed cause of joint conditions: Patients with the skin condition psoriasis
can also have the related arthritis subtype called "psoriatic arthritis"....read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis...read more »
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Prognosis for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis:
Variable - treatment is an effective cure for some but others require treatment into adulthood.
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