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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). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is available below.

Symptoms of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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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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

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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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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More information about Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  1. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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