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  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Happens

    Learn about the unpredictable course of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

    There are several surgeries to correct joint problems in the hand caused by rheumatoid arthritis,including: Carpal tunnel release,which involves releasing or cutting a ligament in the wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve that runs through the middle of the wrist and supplies feeling to the hand (median nerve). Tendon release,which may be used to treat abnormal bending of fingers (flexion ...

  3. Azathioprine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Azathioprine for rheumatoid arthritis.

  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

    These criteria were developed by the American College of Rheumatology in 1988 and are still used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. Of these seven criteria,four are needed for a diagnosis. Criteria 1 through 4 must have been present for at least 6 weeks. 1 Morning stiffness lasting at least 1 hour before major improvement Arthritis in three or more of the following joint areas on either side ...

  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Arthritis: Managing Rheumatoid ArthritisInteractive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more.Interactive Tool: What Is Your Target Heart Rate?

  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Surgery

    Surgical treatment may be used in a very small number of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) who have severe joint deformity, loss of movement, or pain.

  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

    Rheumatoid arthritis primarily affects the joints but can also affect the whole body,causing what are called systemic symptoms. These systemic symptoms occur especially in people who have severe disease. Problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis can develop in the: Eyes. Inflammation of the surface of the eye (scleritis) may result in dry,gritty-feeling eyes or pain in the eyes. Lungs. ...

  8. Corticosteroids for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

    WebMD explains juvnile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and provides basic information about this condition.

  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Prevention

    Currently, the cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is not well - understood, and there is no way to prevent it. The self - care methods listed below may help prevent complications and make managing the illness easier. Preventing joint pain and sw

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