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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