About juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)


Do you wonder why some children and teenagers get JIA? Are you curious about the different types of JIA, and what to expect in the future? In this section of the JIA resource centre, you will:

  • learn more about JIA, what causes it, and common symptoms
  • find out the differences between healthy joints and joints with JIA
  • learn about the different types of JIA that affect children and teenagers
  • find out about the complications of JIA
  • understand how JIA affects children and teenagers now and in the future.

Jennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP

Lori Tucker, MD

Adam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC

Laura Schanberg, MD

Patrick McGrath, OC, PhD, FRSC