Common juvenile arthritis symptoms, such as pain, may initially be attributed to another childhood ailment, making a timely diagnosis difficult.
Just as the term "arthritis" can be used to describe a number of different conditions in adult patients, juvenile arthritis is an umbrella term that encompasses over 100 different childhood inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Approximately 1 in 250 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with a form of juvenile arthritis. While symptoms can vary across juvenile arthritis types, the most common include joint pain and stiffness, swelling, rashes, and fevers.
Juvenile arthritis is an umbrella term for over 100 different inflammatory and autoimmune conditions found in children. Learn some of the most common types.
Some forms of juvenile arthritis have unique symptoms, but many have several symptoms in common. Learn the most common symptoms of JA and possible causes.