Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - What Increases Your Risk
No clear risk factors for
juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are known at this
time. A study of relatives of children with JIA reported a higher
occurrence of other
autoimmune diseases in these families. These families may share genes that make them more susceptible to autoimmune
diseases, including JIA. But more children who have JIA have no family history of the disease.