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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) Topic Guide

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) 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.

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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abatacept Abatacept

Abatacept a protein that prevents your body's immune system from attacking healthy tissues such as joints. The immune system helps your body fight infection...learn more »

celecoxib (oral) Celecoxib (oral)

Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Celecoxib works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker. It works by decreasing TNF, a protein produced by the immune system to helps the body fight infections....learn more »

infliximab Infliximab

Infliximab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

auranofin Auranofin

Auranofin is a form of gold that reduces some of the effects of the inflammatory process in the body...learn more »

diflunisal Diflunisal

Diflunisal is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

tolmetin Tolmetin

Tolmetin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »