Juvenile rheumatic diseases

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Juvenile rheumatic diseases

Juvenile rheumatic diseases include over 100 different rheumatic diseases which may affect children. These diseases may cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints as well as in muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and skin. Juvenile rheumatic diseases include juvenile idiopathic arthritis (including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), juvenile spondyloarthritis, periodic fever syndromes, juvenile psoriatic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile vasculitis, juvenile sclerodermas and mixed connective tissue disease.

In children, arthritis, periodic fever syndromes, or other rheumatic diseases can be difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat. Some children experience swollen, painful, or stiff joints. Other common symptoms include skin rashes, weak muscles, fevers, and swollen glands. Children with arthritis and rheumatic diseases may have many disease-related challenges such as pain, disability, growth problems, and difficulty with school and social interactions. Juvenile rheumatic diseases affect each child differently. The causes of juvenile rheumatic diseases are for the most part unknown. For many juvenile rheumatic diseases, there is no single diagnostic test, but a number of fever diseases can be diagnosed with a genetic test. Doctors and medical researchers are learning more about how to treat and prevent juvenile rheumatic diseases.

Although at present there are no cures for juvenile rheumatic diseases, there are treatment and management options available. Depending on the type of juvenile rheumatic disease, treatment may include medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric therapy and pain management. Since research is ongoing, it is best to talk to your child’s specialist (often a pediatric rheumatologist) about the most current treatment options. Support organizations are also a good resource of information and will help connect you with other families.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Juvenile rheumatic diseases" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Varicella vaccine safety and immunogenicity in patients with juvenile rheumatic diseases receiving methotrexate and corticosteroids.
 

Author(s): Robert W Frenck, Jane F Seward

Journal: Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Jul;62(7):903-6.

 

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2010

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Safety and immunogenicity of varicella vaccine in patients with juvenile rheumatic diseases receiving methotrexate and corticosteroids.
 

Author(s): Gecilmara Salviato Pileggi, Cleonice Barbosa Sandoval de Souza, Virgínia Paes Leme Ferriani

Journal: Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Jul;62(7):1034-9.

 

To evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of varicella vaccine (VV) in susceptible patients with juvenile rheumatic diseases receiving methotrexate and corticosteroids.

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2010

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The terms "Juvenile rheumatic diseases" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Methods for analyzing observational longitudinal prognosis studies for rheumatic diseases: a review & worked example using a clinic-based cohort of juvenile dermatomyositis patients.
 

Author(s): Lily Siok Hoon Lim, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Rahim Moineddin, Dafna D Gladman, Earl D Silverman, Brian M Feldman

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Most outcome studies of rheumatic diseases report outcomes ascertained on a single occasion. While single assessments are sufficient for terminal or irreversible outcomes, they may not be sufficiently informative if outcomes change or fluctuate over time. Consequently, longitudinal ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2017

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The respiratory tract and juvenile rheumatic diseases.
 

Author(s): Vinicius Domingues, Marta Cristine Félix Rodrigues, Christianne Costa Diniz, Rozana Gasparello de Almeida, Flavio Roberto Sztajnbok

Journal: Rev Bras Reumatol. ;51(1):88-96.

 

Respiratory tract disorders in the juvenile rheumatic diseases are not infrequent and can have different clinical features when compared with those in the adult diseases. The purpose of this review article is to show the main manifestations of the respiratory tract, with an emphasis ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2011

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Relevance of Monitoring Blood and Salivar Levels of Drugs Used in Rheumatic Autoimmune Diseases
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE); Juvenile SLE; Cutaneous Lupus

 

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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Fibromyalgia Integrative Training for Adolescents With Juvenile Fibromyalgia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia; Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Muscular Diseases; Musculoskeletal Disease; Rheumatic Diseases

 

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2017

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Denosumab for Glucocorticoid-treated Children With Rheumatic Disorders
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteoporosis; Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis; Dermatomyositis; Polyarthritis; Systemic Lupus Erythematosis; Vasculitis; Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2017

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