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Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic

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Rheumatoid_arthritis_joint[1]What Is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a rheumatic disorder characterized by chronic, inflammatory disease of large and small synovial joints and other organs in children under age 16 years. Growth and development may be impaired in these children.1

Q: Which joints are affected in juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

A: In juvenile idiopathic arthritis the joints that are affected are variable and so are the manifestations.

According to the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) classification system, there are seven different subtypes of  juvenile idiopathic arthritis. 

The main treatment to reduce inflammation and relieve pain is with non-steroidal inflammatories such as Ibuprofen.

What Is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?


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  1. Stagi S, Giani T, Simonini G, Falcini F. Thyroid function, autoimmune thyroiditis and coeliac disease in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Rheumatology. Apr 2005;44(4):517-20. []