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What is systemic rheumatoid arthritis?

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Along with joint swelling, the systemic form of juvenile rheumatoid artritis (JRA) is characterized by fever and a light pink rash, and may also affect internal organs such as the heart, liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. The systemic form, sometimes called Still's disease, affects 20% of children with JRA. A small percentage of children develop arthritis in many joints and can have severe arthritis that continues into adulthood.

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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 30, 2019

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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 30, 2019

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