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Arthritis can also affect children. A child complaining of occasional achy joints was dismissed as having “growing pains.” Now symptoms of joint pain, swelling, stiffness, illness may be early signals of a serious, inflammatory rheumatic disease.
Several rheumatic diseases affect children, who are too young to speak about what’s bothering them. It’s important to assume these symptoms are not temporary. Get a proper diagnosis from your pediatrician.
Common Signs of JA
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of juvenile arthritis. Juvenile arthritis is a disease in which there is swelling of the tissue that lines the inside of joints.
Children as young as two may be affected. In these diseases, a child’s immune system attacking her/his body instead, especially her joints.
Here are the common symptoms
There are five types of juvenile arthritis:
Diagnosis can determine the cause of the symptoms and suggest treatments.
Although the exact cause is unknown of JIA it improves as a child gets older, meaning they can lead a normal life.
Throughout the world millions of people are affected by arthritis, their lives being changed by the sometimes-constant pain of inflamed joints
Join us for World Arthritis Day on October 12th to raise awareness about arthritis. Together, on World Arthritis Day, we can make a difference!
This year's theme for World Arthritis Day is 'It's in your hands, take action'.
22nd World Congress on Pediatrics, Neonatology & Primary Care
November 12-13, 2018 | Dubai, UAE