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What is oligoarthritis?

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Oligoarthritis, also called pauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, affects fewer than five joints in the first six months that the child has the disease. The joints most commonly affected are the knee, ankle, and wrist. Oligoarthritis can affect the eye, most often the iris. This is known as uveitis, iridocyclitis, or iritis. This type of arthritis is more common in girls than in boys, and many children will outgrow this disease by the time they become adults.

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JAMA: "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

SOURCES:

JAMA: "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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