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.
The treatment of Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis includes helping the child maintain a normal level of physical and social activity.In Norway, the total annual incidence of arthritis was 71 per 100,000 children. The incidence was higher in children under the age of 8 years than in older children (107 vs 34 per 100,000). Juvenile idiopathic arthritis than in the other subgroups (64% vs 83%-100%).