Kathleen Haines

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Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis

Does this patient have juvenile inflammatory arthritis? Juvenile inflammatory arthritis (aka juvenile idiopathic arthritis, JIA) is, by definition, a diagnosis of exclusion. The term itself encompasses, at a minimum, seven different patterns of arthritis. The overall definition is “an inflammatory arthritis beginning before the patient’s 16th birthday, lasting 6 weeks or more in the absence…

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