Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is a frequently repeated question in AIPGME. The features essential for diagnosis of JRA are:

Athritis

  1. Non migratory
  2. Mono/Polyarticular
  3. Tendency to involve large joints or proximal interphalangeal joints
  4. Lasting more than 3 months

Systemic features

  1. Fever
  2. Erythematous rashes
  3. Rheumatoid nodules
  4. Leucocytosis

And occassionally:

  1. Iridocyclitis(Uveitis)
  2. Pleuritis
  3. Pericarditis
  4. Anemia
  5. Fatigue
  6. Growth failure

 

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