What information about juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) should patients and their families be given?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Educating the patient, family, and school personnel (eg, classroom teachers, physical education teachers, nurses) about JIA and its presentation, treatment, and potential effects is continually necessary. Members of the pediatric rheumatology team in pediatric rheumatology clinics are the best educators about JIA. Another important source of information is the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization, a council of the Arthritis Foundation.

For patient education information, see the Arthritis Center, as well as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.

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