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Unfortunately yes a person can have Rheumatoid arthritis, RA at any age.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is the most common form of arthritis found in children. It can present as a mild condition causing few problems over time, but it can also be a very serious problem causing joint and tissue damage in children. JRA can bring about serious complications in more severe cases.

For the most part there are 3 types of JRA

  1. Oligoarticular; Four or fewer joints are affected. Usually the larger joints such as a knee or ankle.
  2. Polyarticular; five or more joints are affected. This usually affects the large joints, such as knees, wrists, elbows, and ankles, However the small joints of the hands and feet are also become involved. The joints of the neck (cervical spine) and jaw (temporomandibular joints) may also be affected.
  3. Systemic; Affects many parts of the body, A child with systemic JRA may have swelling, pain, and limited motion in joints, as well as other symptoms such as rashes and high fevers that come and go can happen for weeks at a time. Other organs, such as the heart, lungs, and liver, may also be affected.

I am 13 and could possibly have it How? The scientists are still trying to work that out.

It is an auto immune disease, you might want to look for an alternative non drug way to deal with the pain Emergency Essence and see their joint and immune section in the repertory they have in the book "Australian Bush Flower Healing" by Ian White

ISBN-10: 073380 Yahoo email group discussing Australian Bush Flower Essences

When you get RA at 12 years old or as a young person it is called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and in most ways is similar to adult onset RA. Neither of them can be cured. They however can be managed with a wide variety of medications that help control everything from pain and swelling to slowing down the progression of the damage the disease does on the body. There are natural supplements that help as well as physical therapy. Once damage has occurred to a joint it cannot be reversed, but surgery is very helpful in many cases and for various parts of the body. There is at present no cure for RA or for that matter JRA the best you can hope for is that the inflammatory stages of the disease go into or stay in remission and that other treatments are able to control damaging inflammation

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At what age can you get rheumatoid arthritis?

You can get rheumatoid arthritis at any age even baby's can have it. children with RA are said to have "Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis".

Can you get Rheumatoid Arthritis at a young age?

Rheumatoid arthritis is thought to be among other things a genetic disorder and yes even baby's can be stricken with it, When children get it it is known as JRA or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Is rheumatoid arthritis infectious?

No, rheumatoid arthritis is not contagious. However, there does seem to be a genetic predisposition. That is, the children of parents with RA are more likely to have it.

What percent of children get Rheumatoid arthritis?

About 1% of children get JRA (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) However most of these have a far better chance of never having the problem again as adults.

What medicines cure Rheumatoid Arthritis?

It seems that there is no cure for Rheumatoid arthritis. But you can use rheumatoid arthritis diet to keep the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms under control.

What is the abbreviation for rheumatoid arthritis?

the abbreviation for rheumatoid arthritis is RA.

How long do people with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have to live?

Rheumatoid arthritis or for that mater juvenile rheumatoid arthritis wont kill you.

What medicine cures arthritis?

It seems that there is no cure for Rheumatoid arthritis. But you can use rheumatoid arthritis diet to keep the rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms under control.

Is psoriatic arthritis rheumatoid arthritis?

No, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two different things with different symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, while psoriatic arthritis is a complication of psoriasis.

Can you catch Rheumatoid Arthritis from eating after someone who has it?

No, Rheumatoid arthritis is not contagious.

What age group gets arthritis?

There are all different kinds of arthritis. There is even juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that can develop in younger children.

Where do I need to go to find out more about rheumatoid arthritis and diet?

There are several resources you can use on the internet to get your rheumatoid arthritis under control.���rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/���can-your-diet-help-relieve-rheumatoid-arthritis

Why calculate the Rf value?

If you are referring to the Rheumatoid factor, this will distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from other types of arthritis as the symptoms are similar and treatment can be targeted to rheumatoid arthritis.

Am I at risk for rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is not a hereditary condition. While it is not passed down parents, certain genes that make you more susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis are.

What is jevenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) refers to a number of different conditions, all of which strike children, and all of which have immune-mediated joint inflammation as their major manifestation.

What causes pain and stiffness in the morning?

fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritisfibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause Secondary vasculitis?

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause Secondary vasculitis

Is Milwaukee shoulder a form of rheumatoid arthritis?

No, Milwaukee shoulder is not a type of rheumatoid arthritis.

Is polymyalgia rheumatica a form of rheumatoid arthritis?

No, polymyalgia rheumatica is not a form of rheumatoid arthritis.

What is the difference between arthritis and seronegative arthritis?

Arthritis comes in over a hundred different forms. However when referring to rheumatoid arthritis a blood test is done the checks for rheumatoid factor (RF). In about 70to 80% of cases rheumatoid arthritis will be accompanied by a positive RF. However in the rest of the cases where all indicators point to Rheumatoid arthritis and where no RF is found it is referred to a seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.

How does a person's rheumatoid factor relate to rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid factor is an autoantibody. A person's rheumatoid factor relates to rheumatoid arthritis because it can be any type of isotype of immunoglobulins.

How are red blood cells damaged by rheumatoid arthritis?

Anemia or "low blood" is characteristic in rheumatoid arthritis. Anemia has many different causes and is not unique to rheumatoid arthritis.

What is the worst type of arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis

What arthritis is an autoimmune disease?

rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis that is an autoimmune disease?

Rheumatoid Arthritis