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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

JRA, rheumatoid arthritis, RA, arthritis, joint inflammation, juvenile arthritis, synovium, joints, antibodies, autoantibodies, autoimmune disease, eye inflammation, immune response, inflammation, inflammatory disease, iritis, joint disease, joint pain, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic JRA, pauciarticular JRA, polyarticular JRA, rheumatic disease, Still disease, Still's disease, uveitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Authors and Editors

Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Editor: Catherine B. Driver, MD

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Michael Miller, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Medical School.

Editors: Kristine M Lohr, MD, Associate Chief, Program Director, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Tennessee School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Arthur Weinstein, MD, Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University; Associate Chairman, Department of Medicine, Director, Section of Rheumatology, Washington Hospital Center.


Klippel, J.H., et al. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. New York: Springer, 2008.

Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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