All Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Articles

Exams and Tests to Diagnose Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

A doctor diagnoses juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) by carefully examining the patient and his or her medical history, along with the results of laboratory tests. This article explains the exams and tests that diagnose JIA.

Surgery for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

There are a few scenarios where surgery may be recommended. Learn more in this article.

Complications of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

The disease process of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) varies by type, disease activity, and severity. Usually, severity of symptoms fluctuates in a series of flares and remissions.

Common Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Questions

Four common questions about Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis are answered here.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Symptoms May Include Painful, Swollen, Stiff Joints

The hallmark symptoms of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) are painful, swollen, stiff joints. In the spine, this type of inflammatory arthritis may affect the cervical spine; the neck.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Potential Causes and Diagnosis

What is known about JIA is that it is a group of autoimmune disorders and that at least 2 factors are believed to be involved in the development of these diseases.

Types of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) occurs in several forms. Pauciarticular is the most common. Polyarticular JIA is more like the adult version rheumatoid arthritis. Systemic JIA is the third type. Learn the differences among the 3 types.

Causes of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

The medical community isn't sure what causes juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). They know it's an autoimmune disease; the immune system turns against the body and attacks healthy tissues. That's what causes joint inflammation associated with JIA.

Drugs and Medications for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

There are several medication options for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.Get an overview of JIA medications in this article.

What Is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is arthritis that causes joint inflammation and stiffness for more than 6 weeks in a child of 16 years of age or less. There are several types of JIA, and this article gives an overview.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Center

The SpineUniverse Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Center provides you with important information about JIA, including its types, potential causes, and treatments.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatment

Many medications and other treatment options are available to help control inflammation, symptoms and enhance quality of life.

FDA Issues Warning for Some Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a class of drugs commonly used to treat juvenile Idiopathic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis may increase the risk of some cancers.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Type of Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis

The type of juvenile idiopathic arthritis that affects the spine is ankylosing spondylitis. JIA is uncommon and may affect children ages 16 years and younger.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Different From Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis

Presence of RF indicates an increased chance that JIA will continue into adulthood.
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