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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Symptoms
The most common symptoms of all forms of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) include:
- Joint pain and swelling that may come and go but are most often persistent. Symptoms must last for 6 weeks before a diagnosis of JIA can be made.
- Joint stiffness that lasts longer than 1 hour in the morning.
- Irritability, refusal to walk, or protection or guarding of a joint. You might notice your child limping or avoiding the use of a certain joint.
- Often unpredictable changes in symptoms, from periods with no symptoms (remission) to flare-ups.
|Effects of disease||Joints affected||Eye disease (chronic uveitis)||Other features|
|Oligoarticular JIA (persistent or extended)|
|Polyarticular JIA, RF-negative|
|Polyarticular JIA, RF-positive|
Warren RW, et al. (2005). Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis). In WJ Koopman, LW Moreland, eds., Arthritis and Allied Conditions, 15th ed., vol. 1, pp. 1277–1300. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||June 5, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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