The most common symptoms of all types of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis -- also called JRA or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) -- are persistent joint swelling, pain, and stiffness that typically is worse in the morning or after a nap. Other symptoms can include:
Fever that comes and goes
Blotchy rash on a child's arms and legs
The pain may limit movement of the affected joint. Many children, especially younger ones, don't...