Juvenile Arthritis (or better known as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis-JIA) is the most common chronic condition affecting the joints with pain and/or swelling. Sometimes in young children the developmental skills are lost, or in the teenager or young adult sports participation is not possible. With about one in 1000 children affected, it makes it slightly more common than diabetes in children.
There are different types of JIA depending on how many joints affected, or if there are any other symptoms such as fever or rash. For example Systemic Arthritis (previously known as Still’s Disease) commonly presnets with fevers and rashes in an unwell child.
Juvenile Arthritis Information Sheets
Please find below useful information sheets for JIA, provided by Arthritis Queensland
JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) information sheets:
Most of us know someone with arthritis…a family member, friend or colleague. Perhaps
even you have arthritis. Arthritis is a condition that doesn’t discriminate. Some of those most hard-hit are children. As you read this at least 5000 children will be affected by arthritis.
School and sporting activities, partying and playing are't too much fun when mobility is compromised and painful flare-ups take so much enjoyment away. Download and fill out this Teachers Guide to inform faculty of your child's symptoms.