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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or JRA) annually affects one child in every thousand. There are six types of JIA. Treatment of juvenile arthritis depends upon the type the child has and should focus on treating the symptoms that manifest.

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Terms related to Juvenile Arthritis:

  • Arthritis In Children
  • Arthritis, Juvenile
  • Childhood Arthritis
  • JRA
  • Pediatric Arthritis