Misdiagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


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About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis or confirming a diagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

Alternative diagnoses list for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: For a diagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  • Other diseases--Because there are many causes of joint pain and swelling, the doctor must rule out other conditions before diagnosing JRA. These include physical injury, bacterial or viral infection, Lyme disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, dermatomyositis, and some forms of cancer. The doctor may use additional laboratory tests to help rule out these and other possible conditions. 1

    Misdiagnosis cases for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: No cases available yet.

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

    Last revision: April 4, 2003

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