Which medical history factors may suggest an alternative diagnosis 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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A history of illness in pets and enteritis indicates that the patient might be suffering from reactive arthritis. A history of travel to an endemic area with exposure to ticks suggests the possibility of Lyme disease.


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