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What is juvenile arthritis?

Published On: Apr 11 2013 03:23:54 PM CDT   Updated On: May 09 2013 09:44:53 AM CDT
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Juvenile arthritis is a term used to describe autoimmune and inflammatory conditions in children 16 year old and younger.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, while arthritis typically affects the joints, juvenile arthritis can also affect the eyes, skin and gastrointestinal tract.

There are many types of juvenile arthritis, but the most common type is juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation states that currently there is no known cause for juvenile arthritis.

If you suspect your child may have arthritis you should seek medical treatment to get an accurate diagnosis. According to the Arthritis Foundation doctors may perform multiple tests on your child to confirm juvenile arthritis.

While there is no cure for juvenile arthritis there are ways to relieve its symptoms. According to the Arthritis Foundation most treatment plans include a combination of medication, physical activity, healthy lifestyle and eye care.

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