Antimalarials for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Drug details for Antimalarial medications for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Antimalarials for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Antimalarial drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Pain Management - 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
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Classification Criteria - 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 ...
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Serial Casting - 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 ...
Sulfasalazine for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Drug details for Sulfasalazine for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Cyclophosphamide for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Cyclophosphamide for rheumatoid arthritis.
Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Cause
The cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is not well understood. Most experts believe it is caused by a combination of factors.
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 ...