Introduction: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Chronic arthritis affecting children and teens

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is arthritis that causes joint inflammation and stiffness for more than 6 weeks in a child of 16 years of age or less. Inflammation causes redness, swelling, warmth, and soreness in the joints, although many children with JRA do not complain of joint pain. Any joint can be affected and inflammation may limit the mobility of affected joints. One type of JRA can also affect the internal organs. 1

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: NIAMS

Last revision: April 4, 2003

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