Juvenile idiopathic arthritisJuvenile idiopathic arthritisJuvenile idiopathic arthritisJEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Neck;Wrist;Shoulder;Elbow;Knee;Ankle;Hip;BodyImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is inflammation in the joints of children and teens. It happens because the immune system attacks healthy joints causing inflammation. Learn more about JIA, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.<br></p><p>Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is inflammation in the joints of children and teens. It happens because the immune system is not working normally and it attacks healthy joints causing inflammation. The exact cause for why this happens is not known. Learn more about JIA, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">About juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)</h2></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1049&language=English">What is juvenile idiopathic arthritis?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1050&language=English">What causes juvenile idiopathic arthritis?</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis in children and teenagers</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1051&language=English">Types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis in children and teenagers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1052&language=English">Oligoarticular arthritis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1053&language=English">Polyarticular arthritis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=918&language=English">Systemic arthritis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=13&language=English">Enthesitis-related arthritis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1054&language=English">Psoriatic arthritis</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>The effect of juvenile idiopathic arthritis on a child's health</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1055&language=English">The effect of juvenile idiopathic arthritis on a child's health</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1056&language=English">Complications of juvenile idiopathic arthritis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1057&language=English">Eye problems and juvenile idiopathic arthritis</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Understanding diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis</h2></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1058&language=English">Diagnosis of JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1059&language=English">Blood tests and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1060&language=English">Imaging tests (X-rays) and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1061&language=English">Bone scan and bone density and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1062&language=English">Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and JIA</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Regular check-ups for juvenile idiopathic arthritis</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1063&language=English">Regular check-ups for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1064&language=English">Regular eye exams for JIA</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis</h2></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1065&language=English">Treatment of JIA</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Medications for juvenile idiopathic arthritis</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1066&language=English">Medications for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1067&language=English">Taking JIA medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1068&language=English">Types of JIA medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1069&language=English">Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1070&language=English">Corticosteroids for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1071&language=English">Corticosteroid joint injections for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1072&language=English">Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1073&language=English">Biologic agents for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1074&language=English">Other questions about JIA medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1075&language=English">Medications for JIA pain</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Physical treatments for juvenile idiopathic arthritis </h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1076&language=English">Physical treatments for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1077&language=English">Exercise and juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1078&language=English">Physiotherapy for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1079&language=English">Occupational therapy for JIA</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Other types of care for juvenile idiopathic arthritis</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1081&language=English">Nutrition and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1080&language=English">Psychological treatments for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1082&language=English">Footwear and orthotics for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1083&language=English">Complementary and alternative therapies for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1084&language=English">Eye care for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1085&language=English">Dental care for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1086&language=English">Surgical procedures for JIA</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Regular check-ups for juvenile idiopathic arthritis</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1063&language=English">Regular check-ups for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1064&language=English">Regular eye exams for JIA</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right 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class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Teens Taking Charge: Letting go</h2></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1094&language=English">Teens Taking Charge: Letting go</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1095&language=English">Getting through the teen years</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1096&language=English">Steps towards independence</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1097&language=English">The balancing act</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1098&language=English">Helping your teen take control</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1099&language=English">Encouraging healthy coping behaviours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1100&language=English">Starting a reward system</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1101&language=English">Encouraging healthy lifestyle habits</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1103&language=English">The future of JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1104&language=English">JIA resources</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1105&language=English">Arthritis associations</a></li></ol></div><br>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Juvenile_ideopathic_arthritis_learning_hub.jpgjia

 

 

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