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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a common form of chronic arthritis in children. It is a long-term autoimmune condition characterized by stiffness and swelling in the joints. Most cases of JRA are mild, but severe cases may result in joint[read article]

Tests for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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Joint X-Ray
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Rheumatoid factors are proteins produced by your immune system that can attack healthy tissue in your body. Healthy individuals normally do not produce rheumatoid f...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Antibodies are proteins made by your immune system. They help your body recognize and fight infections. Normally antibodies target foreign materials, like bacteria ...  More
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Every joint in the human body contains synovial fluid. This fluid, which is secreted into the joint cavity by the synovium or the synovial membrane, lubricates the ...  More
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A standard ophthalmic exam is a comprehensive series of tests done by an ophthalmologist , a doctor specializing in eye health, to check both your vision and the he...  More
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Diagnostic Aspiration of Joint
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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Human leukocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27) is a blood test that identifies a specific protein located on the surface of your white blood cells called human leukocyte ant...  More
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A bone scan is an imaging test that safely uses a very small amount of radioactive dye to help diagnose problems with your bones. This test reveals problems with bo...  More
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Osteoporosis is a disease that affects millions of women and men around the world. But with early detection, the serious consequences of osteoporosis can often be p...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Occupational Therapy
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Prescribed Medications for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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METHOTREXATE (METH oh TREX ate) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine affects cells that are rapidly growing, such as cancer cells and cells in your mouth and stoma...  More
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ETANERCEPT (et a NER sept) is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children. The medicine is also used to treat psoriatic arthritis, ankylos...  More
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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (hye drox ee KLOR oh kwin) is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is also used to treat malaria.  More
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CELECOXIB (sell a KOX ib) is known as a COX-2 inhibitor, a drug that belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class. It is used to reduce swellin...  More
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GOLD SODIUM THIOMALATE (gold SO dee um thye oh MAH late) lowers the swelling of rheumatoid disease. It is used to treat both adult and juvenile type rheumatoid arth...  More
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abatacept(Orencia )
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OXAPROZIN (ox a PROE zin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for for rheumatoid arth...  More
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TOLMETIN (TOLE met in) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for osteoarthri...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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Self Care for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Various forms of meditation have been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, with many techniques originating in Eastern religious practices. In mod...  More
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
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