Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Soft Tissue Release of Contracture - Topic Overview
A contracture is a joint abnormally bent by shortened soft tissues in and around the joint. The shortened tissues pull the bone out of normal position. A contracture may develop in a joint affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Because of the effectiveness of today's treatments,your child probably will not develop contractures. But if a contracture does develop,treatment may ...
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 ...
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 ...
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: School Partners - 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 ...
Methotrexate for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Drug details for Methotrexate for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Cyclosporine for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Cyclosporine for rheumatoid arthritis.
Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Azathioprine for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Azathioprine for rheumatoid arthritis.
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,...
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 ...