Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common type of arthritis in children where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s tissues, causing inflammation in joints and potentially other areas of the body.
Nearly 300,000 children – from infants to teenagers – in the U.S. have some form of arthritis. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common type of arthritis in children. The term idiopathic means “of unknown origin.” There are six JIA subtypes. Read More >>
Diagnosing JIA early and getting aggressive treatment are important for preventing or slowing joint damage and preserving joint function and mobility. Doctors will take a medical history, perform a physical examination and order laboratory and imaging tests. Read More >>
There is no cure for JIA but with prompt diagnosis and early aggressive treatment, remission is possible. The goal of treatment is to relieve inflammation, control pain and improve quality of life. Treatment options for joint symptoms include medications, assistive devices and surgery. Read More >>