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At what age does juvenile Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis occur?
- less than 16 years of age
To be diagnosed with Juvenile Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, how long must the patient have synovitis?
Requires 6 weeks of objective synovitis
There are three forms of Juvenile Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. What are they?
- Classic systemic form (Still's Disease)
- Polyarticular JRA
- Pauciarticular/Monoarticular JRA
20% of JRA patients have which form?
Systemic (Still's Disease)
40% of JRA patients have what other forms
40% have polyarticular JRA
40% have pauciarticular/monoarticular JRA
In systemic JRA, males are more susceptible than females. True or False?
False. There is equal sex distribution.
In systemic JRA (Still's Disease), what are the signs and symptoms?
- high intermittent fever
- lymphadenopathy
- hepatospleenomegally
- fleeting, migratory rash on the trunk, face, and extremities
- pain and swelling of joint within weeks or months
- growth plate changes on x-ray
In polyarticular JRA, girls are 2X more likely than boys to get it. True or False?
True
In pauciarticular/monoarticular JRA, boys are 3x more likely than girls to get it. True or False?
False. Girls are 3X more likely
There is generally a poor prognosis for patients with JRA. 75% of patiens will experience pain for the rest of their lives. True or False?
False. 75% of patients with JRA will have complete remission
If you were going to treat a patient with JRA, what would you do?
Maintain the joint position, muscle function, and strength. That is, manipulation and exercise.