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  1. 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.

  2. 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,...

  3. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Other Treatment

    Read abot physical therapy, occupational therapy, supplements, and complementary therapies for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

  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. 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

  6. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Systemic Symptoms - 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. ...

  8. 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

  9. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Topic Overview

    WebMD explains juvnile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and provides basic information about this condition.

  10. Comparing Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are different types of arthritis. Although they share some similar characteristics,each has different symptoms and requires different treatment. Therefore,an accurate diagnosis is important. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis affects about one-tenth as many people as osteoarthritis. The main difference between ...

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