Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA)

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Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) is an autoinflammatory disease that causes swelling in the joints. Learn about symptoms and treatment of sJIA.

Key points

  • Children with sJIA may experience fever, rash and swelling in the joints and inflammation in other parts of the body.
  • A variety of medicines can be used to treat sJIA.
  • Treatment for sJIA may go on for years.
  • With treatment, most children can expect to live normal lives.
  • Your child may find social and school life more difficult. You can learn how to help your child cope with help from your child’s rheumatology team.
Last updated: January 11th 2016