Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Type of Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis

Written by Eeric Truumees, MD

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is uncommon and affects children ages 16 years and younger. The type of JIA that affects the spine is ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
Treatment may include:

Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis Glossary

Note: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) was previously known as Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

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