Basic Summary for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


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Main name of condition: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Other names or spellings: JRA


What is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  Brief description of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Chronic arthritis affecting children and teens
  Parent types of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatic conditions
  Organs Affected by Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: joints
  Types of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Systemic JRA, Pauciarticular JRA
How serious is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  Prognosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: 75% of cases lead to remission
  Complications of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: see complications of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
What causes Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  Causes of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: JRA is an autoimmune disorder, which means that the body mistakenly identifies some of its own cells and tissues as foreign. 1
  Causes of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: see causes of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
What are the symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  Symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: see symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: see treatments for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  Research for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: see research for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Last revision: April 4, 2003

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