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What is Juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

What is Juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

  • 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).

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Introduction

Types of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis:

Broader types of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis:

How serious is Juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Prognosis of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Variable - treatment is an effective cure for some but others require treatment into adulthood.
Complications of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: see complications of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

What causes Juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Causes of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: see causes of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

What are the symptoms of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Symptoms of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: see symptoms of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Complications of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: see complications of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Rheumatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Treatments for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: see treatments for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Research for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: see research for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Name and Aliases of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Main name of condition: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Other names or spellings for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis:

juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, Juvenile arthritis, idiopathic (generic term), Juvenile arthritis, idiopathic

 

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