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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Summary of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is the most common form of arthritis in children and adolescents. It is an autoimmune, non-infective, inflammatory joint disease of more than 6 weeks duration in children less than 16 years of age.



Musculoskeletal system


Pediatric musculoskeletal conditions
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Joint disorders
Muscular disorders
Neuromuscular junction disorders
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High Yield Notes
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A 7-year-old girl comes to the office because of spiking fevers that, as her mother describes, would "come and go". Her mother also shows a "salmon-pink" rash that is most prominent during her daughter's fevers. A complete blood count shows significantly increased numbers of white blood cells. However, an infection was later ruled out, and she is diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. A diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis includes all of the following criteria except:

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