Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis - a serious inflammatory disease of the connective tissue that occurs in children under 16 years of age and manifests joint disease.
However, in the pathological process may be involved, and other organs:
In this case, the symptoms depend on which organs are affected.There are several types of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.Depending on the type of disease can occur very early (6 weeks of age), but most often begins juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 1-3 and 8-12 years.
manifestations vary depending on the type of disease.
The cause of the disease is still uncertain.
The researchers suggest that the disease may be due to hereditary factors and disorders of the immune system.Probably, the expression of juvenile rhe
for diseases characterized by a sharp increase in body temperature (up to 39 ° C and above), usually in the evening, after which the temperature rapidly drops to normal levels or even slightly below.
This kind of rheumatoid artirta occurs with equal frequency in both boys and girls, the share of this type of account for up to 30% of all cases of the disease.
most often occurs in girls.This usually amazed:
may be involved in the inflammatory process and the major joints: temporomandibular, the joints of the cervical spine and shoulder girdle.In the area of the joint swelling and inflammation appears, find it difficult to move.
defeat in most cases bilateral.Sometimes it can increase the body temperature.Children are apathetic, they have reduced body weight, and sometimes swollen lymph nodes, liver and spleen.In some cases, there is the appearance of subcutaneous nodules, usually in heels and elbows.
This kind of disease is considered the most serious, because it can lead to significant damage to the joints.
The share of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis with lesions of multiple joints have to almost half of all cases of the disease.Typically, several joints are affected, basically large (e.g., knee).A characteristic feature is considered rigidity and stiffness in the joints, especially in the morning.In addition, bone growth may be disturbed.
There are several subtypes of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis with lesions of multiple joints.
When the warning signs, you should consult a doctor to carry out the necessary investigation and, if necessary, choose the treatment.
This will help prevent the development of severe consequences of the disease, as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is often a cause of disability.
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