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Latest juvenile arthritis Stories

2011-03-02 20:13:18

A full exam and patient history are vital to effectively diagnosing juvenile arthritis While lab tests and imaging can sometimes help diagnose juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), a physical examination and thorough patient history are the most valuable tools in identifying this disease. According to a new literature review from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), the rate of false positives in laboratory evaluations and imaging studies meant to screen for...

2011-03-02 12:26:00

A full exam and patient history are vital to effectively diagnosing juvenile arthritis ROSEMONT, Ill., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While lab tests and imaging can sometimes help diagnose juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), a physical examination and thorough patient history are the most valuable tools in identifying this disease. According to a new literature review from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), the rate of false positives in...

2008-08-28 03:00:19

By Taghdiri, Celia Many people are shocked to learn that arthritis isn't just "an old person's disease." The reality is about 300,000 U.S. children, or one in 250, have joint inflammation that causes pain, redness, heat and swelling. Juvenile arthritis occurs before age 16. The most common is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Idiopathic means arising from an unknown cause. Targeting the body's joints, JIA is more frequent in girls and occurs generally from one to three years of age, and...