How are joints affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Complaints of joint pain may not be predominant in the patients’ history, however; children often stop using joints normally (eg, develop contractures of joints, decreased wrist range, limp) rather than complain of pain. Up to a quarter of children with oligoarticular JIA have no pain.


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