What is the significance of weight loss in the evaluation of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Weight loss without diarrhea is rarely observed in individuals with active JIA but is sometimes associated with anorexia in those with systemic disease. Weight loss is also found in individuals with malignancy, such as acute lymphocytic leukemia or inflammatory bowel disease.


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