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  1. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Inflammatory Eye Disease - Topic Overview

    Inflammatory eye disease ( uveitis ) can develop as a complication in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Children and adults with JIA can develop cataracts,glaucoma,corneal degeneration (band keratopathy),or vision loss. The incidence of eye disease in children with JIA is from 2% to 34%. 1 Eye disease associated with JIA often has no symptoms,although blurred vision may ...

  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. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor immediately if: Your child has sudden, unexplained swelling, redness, and pain in any joint or joints.

  4. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Range-of-Motion Exercises - Topic Overview

    Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) must do regular range-of-motion exercises to prevent contractures and to maintain joint range and flexibility. If your child is 4 years old or younger,an adult will need to move the child's joints through the range-of-motion exercises. This is called passive range of motion. The adult will gently move the joints from a bent position to a ...

  5. Corticosteroids for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  6. Antimalarials for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Antimalarial drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.

  7. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

  8. Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Arthroplasty is surgery done to reconstruct or replace a diseased joint. For rheumatoid arthritis, arthroplasty is done to restore function to a joint or correct a deformity.

  9. Juvenile Idiopathic 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.

  10. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Medications

    Learn about medications to treat children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

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