Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
A number of conditions can cause painful, stiff joints in
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a relatively
uncommon cause of these symptoms. Most often, joint pain can be linked to an
Other conditions that may be confused with JIA
There’s research that suggests a connection between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and diabetes. But the nature of that connection or even whether it’s actually real is unclear. "There are tantalizing links between the two diseases,” says Daniel Solomon, MD, MPH, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a rheumatologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. But "at this point they are mainly speculative."
WebMD asked Solomon and Androniki Bili, MD, MPH, to explore the possible...
Hypermobility syndrome ("double-jointed"), which can
cause joint pain at night and after heavy or unusual activity. The child may
show unusual ability to overextend or overstraighten the knees, fingers, hands,