Prognosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

The prognosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is usually good if proper therapy is administered. Most children with this condition go on to lead normal lives without any major difficulties. Even severe cases can improve with proper medication, physical therapy, and if required, surgery. Today there are also many advances in arthritis treatment. To ensure a good outcome, it is important to recognize the symptoms of the disease and have your child diagnosed as soon as possible. After a diagnosis, proper treatment which includes medications and physical therapy is required. Very few children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis become disabled. It is important for parents and caregivers to support children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and enable them to overcome this obstacle and fulfill their potential. 
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