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    1. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Other Treatment

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

    2. 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 ...

    3. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      When rheumatoid arthritis affects the neck joints,particularly those located at the top of the spine,spinal cord complications can occur. Bones and joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis may dislocate and press on the spinal cord. Pressure can cause numbness,pain,tingling,weakness,loss of bowel or bladder control,and unusual head and neck sensations. Pressure may also obstruct blood ...

    4. 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 ...

    5. 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,...

    6. Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      abataceptOrenciaadalimumabHumiraanakinraKineretcertolizumabCimziaetanerceptEnbrelgolimumabSimponiinfliximabRemicaderituximabRituxantocilizumabActemra

    7. 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.

    8. Medical History and Physical Exam for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      The most important steps in diagnosing juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) are the medical history and physical examination. Your child's health professional may ask some of the following questions:How long do symptoms last, both during a single day and over time? At what age did symptoms first begin?Which joints are affected? How many joints are affected?Are the same joints always affected or do

    9. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      There are several surgeries to correct joint problems in the hand caused by rheumatoid arthritis,including: Carpal tunnel release,which involves releasing or cutting a ligament in the wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve that runs through the middle of the wrist and supplies feeling to the hand (median nerve). Tendon release,which may be used to treat abnormal bending of fingers (flexion ...

    10. Antimalarials for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      Drug details for Antimalarial medications for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

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