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Besides the joints, what other parts of the body can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) affect, and how is the disease treated?

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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) may cause fever and anemia, and can affect the heart, lungs, eyes, and nervous system. Arthritic episodes can last for weeks and may recur, with symptoms less severe during later attacks. Treatment is similar to that for adults, but with more focus on physical therapy and exercise. But many strong adult medicines aren't usually needed for JRA. Permanent damage from JRA is now rare, and most affected children recover fully without lasting disabilities.

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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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