Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is also called as juvenile idiopathic arthritis. This is the most common type of arthritis in children who are under the age of 17. The symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis include pain in joints, stiffness and swelling. Some of the children may experience symptoms for only a few months, whiles other may experience for their life time. Some of the types of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis will cause serious complications, such as growth problems and inflammation of eyes.
Treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis focuses on controlling pain, improving function and preventing damage of joints. For some of the children, pain relievers may be the only medication necessary but the other children may need help from medications designed to limit the progression of the disease.
In Australia, the extrapolate and the prevalence rate for Rheumatoid arthritis to the population 10,348,276 is estimated that based on applying the prevalence rates are 95,112.