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Arthritis that occurs in people under the age of 16 is referred to as juvenile arthritis. "Juvenile arthritis" covers a number of different types of arthritis in children. The most prevalent type is called "juvenile idiopathic arthritis" or JIA, and also called "juvenile rheumatoid arthritis" (JRA) or "juvenile chronic arthritis" (JCA). A child can be struck by this disease at any age from babies onwards. It may present with only mild symptoms or it may start with a severe full blown attack. Many children, while suffering some discomfort and pain from this disease, are able to get on with normal lives. However, for others it can be a very debilitating condition accompanied by pain and limited mobility in everyday activities. As there is still no cure for juvenile arthritis we can only treat the symptoms in an effort to limit pain and damage to joints and other tissue. For some children the symptoms of arthritis may disappear for a time, or the arthritis may even go into remission entirely. Others will continue to have arthritis into their adult years.

About 250,000 children are said to have JRA in the USA.
Arthritis Arthritis is a very painful chronic illness. I should know, I am a thirteen year old who has had it since the age of eight. It causes joint pains. There is no way to tell if you can outgrow it. It usually stays for the rest of your life.

For more information, contact the Arthritis Foundation or visit their website: arthritis.org


Also here is a article of a older brother's story of what happens when a younger brother gets arthritis: URL moved to discusion section
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Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis be cured?

There is no cure for JRA the only thing to do is monitor it and use the right drugs and physiotherapy to keep it under control and to stop it from causing more damage then can

Homeopathic treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

see the link below(juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis) There is however no evidence that homeopathy is more effective then placebo. And no properly controlled double-blind trial

Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis change into osteoarthritis?

No they are completely different diseases. Many people that have JRA go into remission and never have a problem with it again once they get past a certain age and many keep ha

Can Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis kill you?

No JRA or RA for that mater are not diseases that will kill you. However they can as a result of the drugs used to treat you or infections caused by the damage related with th

What causes juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

There seems to be some genetic link, based on the fact that the tendency to develop JRA sometimes runs in particular families, and based on the fact that certain genetic marke

Does juvenile rheumatoid arthritis turn into rheumatoid arthritis?

While Juvenile arthritis seems to have a lot in common with RA Often it disappears without the patient ever seeing the problem again. Studies estimate that by adulthood, JRA

What is the prognosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis can vary in degrees for children. Some children have extremely severe cases in which they may even loose their sight. It is found however that