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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

While none of these signs and symptoms point exclusively to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, all warrant a visit to your child's health care professional.

  • Joint pain, swelling, or stiffness that is not due to an injury and lasts more than a few days
  • Loss or limitation of the function of a joint or limb
  • Eye irritation, redness, sensitivity to light, or pain
  • Any loss of vision, even a slight loss
  • Fevers that come and go without explanation
  • Rash that comes and goes without explanation
  • Lymph node swelling with no apparent illness, lasting more than a few days

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