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    1. How Does Methotrexate Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

      If you have RA, you’ll probably start treatment with methotrexate. Learn more about this powerhouse medication.

    2. 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. ...

    3. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      Total joint replacement may be considered as a last resort for joints that have been so badly damaged by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) that walking is very hard or impossible. The hip and the knee joints are the most commonly replaced. Results can be very good in teens who have total joint replacement. In general,it is best to delay total joint replacement until your child's bones have ...

    4. Minocycline for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Minocycline for rheumatoid arthritis.

    5. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Pain Management - Topic Overview

      Children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are first treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ) that often provide relief and reduce inflammation. NSAIDs are considered the first-line treatment for JIA. Second-line drug therapy-known interchangeably as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and as slow-acting antirheumatic drugs (SAARDs)-for JIA may be ...

    6. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Cause

      The cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is not well understood. Most experts believe it is caused by a combination of factors.

    7. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Pain Management - What Happens

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

    8. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Home Treatment

      Living with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), a childhood disease that causes inflamed, swollen joints, often means making lifestyle changes and adjustments. This can be frustrating and demanding for you, your child, and your family. However, most chil

    9. 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?

    10. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Adult Treatments That May Be Used in Children - Topic Overview

      Children who have severe and persistent juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA),during or even after treatment,may be considered for therapies that have been proved to be safe and effective for adult rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disease but have yet to be fully studied for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Examples of such therapies include: Cyclosporine A. This is a cytotoxic medicine,...

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