Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
A chronic disease of the joints, where the immune system attacks the tissue inside the joints. This ultimately causes the joints to become inflamed and can lead to pain and stiffness in the affected joints.
There are five major types of JRA:
- Systemic onset
- Enthesitis associated arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis results from an inefficiency or issue in the body’s own immune system.
Symptoms Symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis include stiffness and pain in the affected joint, fever, growth problems, fatigue and weight loss.
This type of condition requires professional, medical attention from a doctor. If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms, it may be adviseable to take him or her to a physician. Only after a doctor has done tests on the child can he or she determine what the best treatment option is.