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How Is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Different From Other Forms?

My 12-year-old son was recently diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. His doctor said that it's different from adult rheumatoid arthritis, which I was diagnosed with at 45, but I can't remember her explanation. How is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis different from adult rheumatoid arthritis?

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Other than the obvious difference (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs in children, while adult rheumatoid arthritis occurs in adults), there are a few significant differences between the two conditions. In fact, the term "juvenile rheumatoid arthritis" is no longer preferred, with the terms "juvenile idiopathic arthritis" or even just "juvenile arthritis" becoming more preferred.
Probably the most important difference between the two conditions is that many children eventually outgrow juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (or at least experience a reduction or fading of symptoms), while adult rheumatoid arthritis is usually a lifelong condition.
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