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    1. Corticosteroids for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

    2. Synovectomy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Synovectomy surgery is done to remove inflamed joint tissue (synovium) that is causing unacceptable pain or is limiting your ability to function or your range of motion.

    3. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      Most children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) will have some pain and discomfort from the disease. The pain of JIA is related to the type and severity of the disease, the child's pain threshold, and emotional and psychological factors. Pain limits a child's ability to function. With care and good communication with your child's doctor, it is possible to provide some, if not total, relief.How to know if your child is in painPain can be difficult for a child to describe. Also, a child isn't always able to recognize a sensation as pain. An older child may be able to describe tingling, cramping, or sharp sensations and may be able to tell where and when the sensation occurs. When a young child is in pain, the signs can be hard to recognize.Signs that may mean your child is in pain include:Changes in usual behavior. Your child may eat less or become fussy or restless. Crying, grunting, or breath-holding. Crying that can't be comforted. Facial expressions, such as a furrowed

    4. Medical History and Physical Exam for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Your medical history and current medical condition are important factors that help your health professional diagnose and/or evaluate rheumatoid arthritis. To assess your medical history, your health professional may ask:How long symptoms have been present and whether there has been any pattern to them.Whether there is a family history of arthritis.Whether there are any other general symptoms ...

    5. Azathioprine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Azathioprine for rheumatoid arthritis.

    6. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      A contracture is a joint abnormally bent by shortened soft tissues in and around the joint. The shortened tissues pull the bone out of normal position. A contracture may develop in a joint affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Because of the effectiveness of today's treatments,your child probably will not develop contractures. But if a contracture does develop,treatment may ...

    7. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      Some children who have developed mild to moderate contractures (knees,ankles,wrists,fingers,elbows) may benefit from serial casting. Serial casting is a temporary straightening and casting of the affected joint (for about 2 days). The cast is then removed,the child goes through some physical therapy,and a new cast is applied with the joint stretched a bit more. The procedure is repeated ...

    8. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Exams and Tests

      Findings from a physical examination, including the pattern and nature of joint symptoms, are important keys to the diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). In most cases, routine lab results do not point to an obvious diagnosis of this disease.

    9. Sulfasalazine for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      Drug details for Sulfasalazine for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

    10. Sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Sulfasalazine for rheumatoid arthritis.

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