Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Topic Guide
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis): Rheumatoid arthritis, often called RA, is a chronic (long-standing) disease that damages and eventually destroys the joints of the body. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), or juvenile arthritis, is not a single disease but a group of diseases. Symptoms and signs include fever and joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. Treatment focuses on relieving pain, improving function, and preventing joint damage.
Iritis Iritis, or anterior uveitis, is an inflammation on the front part of the eye called the iris, which is the colored part of the eye that opens and closes the pupil of the eye. Trauma, infections, or autoimmune problems can all cause iritis. Iritis is typically treated with eyedrops or pills.
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