Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) Topic Guide

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Juvenile Idiopathic 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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Medications:

abatacept Abatacept

Abatacept is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and to prevent joint damage caused by these conditions. This medicine is for adults and childre...learn more »

celecoxib (oral) Celecoxib (oral)

Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker that is used in adults to prevent joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or an...learn more »

infliximab Infliximab

Infliximab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and severe or disabling plaque psoriasis in adults.

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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) that is used to treat mild to moderate pain, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate) that is used to treat pain, and reduce fever or inflammation.

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tolmetin Tolmetin

Tolmetin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »