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Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile arthritis affects children under 16 years old. There are subsets of juvenile arthritis, including pauciarticular, polyarticular, and systemic juvenile arthritis.
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Children Can Develop Juvenile Arthritis
Young people, age 16 and under, can develop a type of arthritis known as juvenile arthritis.

Halloween Is a Treat for Kids with Juvenile Arthritis
Chronic illnesses, such as juvenile arthritis, can cause a child to miss out on special activities. But with planning, you can help your child enjoy Halloween.

Back to School With Arthritis
Back to school can be a daunting day with new teachers, new friends, and sometimes a new school environment. Hard enough when you are healthy but the stress mounts quickly when you go back to school with arthritis.

2011 ACR Recommendations for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The American College of Rheumatology has issued recommendations for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

I Was a Teenager With Arthritis
Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 19, it took time to learn how to adapt and adjust.

Juvenile Arthritis Screening Quiz / Does My Child Have Arthritis?
It's very difficult for a parent to see their child in pain. Take the Juvenile Arthritis Screening Quiz. Juvenile arthritis is not a single disease, but rather a variety of diseases with persistent symptoms of arthritis which start before age 16. Consult a pediatric rheumatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Guide To Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Learn more about the cause, symptoms and treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

How To Prepare Yourself and Your Young Child For A Doctor Visit
Preparing for your child's doctor visit is important for child and parent.

What Is Juvenile Arthritis?
Juvenile arthritis typically affects children under 16 years old. There are three types of juvenile arthritis.

What Is Polyarticular JRA?
Polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis involves 5 or more joints.

What Is Pauciarticular JRA?
Pauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis involves 4 or fewer joints.

Book Review: It's Not Just Growing Pains
Book review of "It's Not Just Growing Pains", a guide to childhood muscle, bone, and joint pain, rheumatic diseases, and the latest treatments.

Osteoporosis Prevention For Kids: A Guide for Parents
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become less dense and prone to fractures. Osteoporosis has been called "a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences". Kids with juvenile arthritis need to take special care of their bones,

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory disease resulting in joint pain and inflammation. It may result in joint damage. It usually occurs before age 16.

Working With JRA / RA - Canadian TV Reporter Becomes Creative Queen
Tamara Nowakowsky, was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at a very tender age, yet she never gave up her drive to be successful. Her story is truly inspirational. Tamara has taken a career path, and made transitions which have allowed her to continue working - from television reporter, to communications specialist, to business woman.

Anemia - chronic disease
Certain chronic infections and inflammatory diseases cause several changes in the blood production (hematopoietic) system. Conditions associated with the anemia of infection and chronic inflammatory diseases include juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever.

Secondary systemic amyloid
Secondary systemic amyloid is a disorder in which insoluble protein fibers become deposited in tissues and organs impairing their function. It can be associated with chronic arthritis conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Reiter's syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis and Sjogren's syndrome.

Juvenile Arthritis Alliance (JAA)
The Juvenile Arthritis Alliance (JAA) is a virtual community connected through the Arthritis Foundation Web site. Its members are parents, volunteers, health professionals and anyone who is impacted by juvenile arthritis, from The Arthritis Foundation.

Christine's Kids
Christine Schwab's very special page for kids and teens with autoimmune diseases. The emphasis is on "hope and positivity".

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