Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: What do you need to know?

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: What do you need to know?

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is commonly type of pain of arthritis among children which causes painful swelling of the joints. It may begins before the age of 16 years or even infants. Doctors think that JIA is an autoimmune condition. this means that it happens when the body attacks healthy tissue. Doctors & professionals still do not know why some children get it.


Doctors highlight JIA into types depending on which joints the disease affects:


Oligoarticular JIA:  usually involves larger joints, such as the ankles or knees

Polyarticular JIA:  often appear in the hands and feet in both sides of the body

Systemic JIA, the least common type. It affects at least one joint . it causes inflammation in organs as the spleen and kidneys.

Juvenile psoriatic arthritis : Some children develop psoriasis several years before arthritis symptoms. It affects the fingers, toes, wrists, knees, and ankles.

Enthesitis-related JIA : It  affects the knees, feet, and hips. It is more common in boys, & may appear between the ages of 8 and 15 years.

Undifferentiated JIA:  its symptoms combine with two or more subtypes of JIA.


Let me highlight symptoms:

Pain in the joints: it is a sever pain that may be worse following an injury or persist even after an injury has healed. Many children highlights that the pain is worse in the morning.

Eye health problems: children with JIA are more at risk to chronic eye problems. 

Poor appetite: Some children with JIA eat very little foods that result in weight loss.

Fever : Some children with JIA have an unexplained  fever.

Stiff joints: The joints and lower back may feel less limber than normal, and some movements may hurt. 

Swelling or redness: Arthritis is inflammation in the joints, which may cause swelling or redness around joints. 


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