Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a chronic condition causing joint inflammation for at least six weeks in a child 16 years of age or younger. It is the most common type of arthritis in children. Morning stiffness and a limp are the most common initial symptoms. Treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis focuses on preserving physical activity to maintain full joint movement and strength. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be taken regularly Physiotherapy should be regular (1 - 3 times a week).


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