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What is the recovery like for systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Children with this condition should get plenty of rest, especially when they have symptoms. When they feel up to it, exercise can help keep their joints strong and working well. Physical therapy also helps. In many children with this condition, the fever and rash go away within a few months. How quickly they improve depends on how severe they are. In some people, the arthritis can last into adulthood and still need treatment.

SOURCES:

International Still's Disease Foundation: "Information About Still's Disease."

Kliegman, R. , 18th edition, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Rakel, R. , 2007. Textbook of Family Medicine

Custer J. , 18th edition, 2008. Johns Hopkins: The Harriet Lane Handbook

Weiss, J. , 2007. Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

International Still's Disease Foundation: "Information About Still's Disease."

Kliegman, R. , 18th edition, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Rakel, R. , 2007. Textbook of Family Medicine

Custer J. , 18th edition, 2008. Johns Hopkins: The Harriet Lane Handbook

Weiss, J. , 2007. Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

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