Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a common type of arthritis that occurs in children. The condition can lead to symptoms such as swelling, pain, an unexplained rash, and some stiffness in the joints. These symptoms generally persist for a few months but they could even last for years. Certain forms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis may result in serious complications such as inflammation in the eyes and problems in growth. The treatment for this condition is aimed at alleviating pain and preventing further damage to the joints. It also focuses on improving joint functioning.

Alternative Names: RA, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 
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