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What is the main difference between juvenile and adult rheumatoid arthritis?

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The main difference between juvenile and adult rheumatoid arthritis is that some children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) outgrow the illness, while adults usually have lifelong symptoms. JRA symptoms disappear in more than half of all affected children. And, unlike adult rheumatoid arthritis, JRA may affect bone development as well as the child's growth.  

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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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