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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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

    3. 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.

    4. 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 ...

    5. Antimalarials for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Antimalarial drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.

    6. 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?

    7. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Stretching and Strengthening Exercises - 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 ...

    8. Juvenile Idiopathic 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

    9. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      Your child's teachers,school nurse,cafeteria staff,and physical education teachers can become helpful partners as your child copes with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)) at school. If you can,meet with your child's teachers and help them learn about JIA. Work with them to develop creative ways of dealing with your child's limitations and making the best of his or her abilities. If your ...

    10. Methotrexate for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      Drug details for Methotrexate for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

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