Condition: Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid

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About Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a rheumatic disease characterized by chronic inflammation (arthritis) of one or more joints in a child age 16 years or younger. Associated symptoms typically include swelling, abnormal warmth, tenderness or pain, and/or stiffness of affected joints that tends to be worse in the mornings. In severe cases, destructive changes may eventually result in limited mobility and possible deformity of affected joints.

Some children with JRA may also have generalized symptoms and findings, such as fever, lack of appetite (anorexia), enlargement of the liver and spleen (hepatosplenomegaly), and/or other abnormalities. In addition, some forms of JRA are associated with an increased risk for inflammation of certain regions of the eyes (iridocyclitis). The range and severity of associated symptoms and findings may vary, depending upon the specific form of the disease present. The exact cause of JRA is not known.

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Effective the majority of the time and would definitally recommend. Only positive (not negative) side effects.12/4/2011 at 08:19 PM
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I would strongly recommend this modality to others because of the positive (not negative) side effects! It helps me the majorty of the time.12/4/2011 at 08:17 PM
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Codeine can be habbit forming and the side effects of slowing the metabolism would not make me recommend this treatment. Constipation and ichyness were most noted as far as side effects.12/4/2011 at 08:16 PM
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Using Alieve works most of the time but not always. I may recommend to others but would highly recommend a more active lifestyle and daily yoga!12/4/2011 at 08:13 PM
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Chemothteraputic drugs are not liked by me and I would not recommend to anyone.12/4/2011 at 08:11 PM
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