Features of rheumatoid arthritis in children
It is widely believed that joint disease is a problem for the elderly, but in fact it is not entirely true. Lesions of mobile compounds are found even in child patients, and represent a very serious threat.
Rheumatoid arthritis of the juvenile type is a systemic disease that is accompanied by active inflammatory processes in the joints. If we talk about rheumatoid diseases, then this form compared with the rest is most often found in childhood, namely in patients under 16 years old. It is believed that the incidence rate is high – it is recorded up to 20 cases per 100,000 young people, depending on the territory of their residence. The course of the disease is constantly progressing, affecting even internal organs, so that without a timely and correct help, a child can remain disabled for life. In this article, we will examine everything that parents need to know about rheumatoid arthritis and ways to deal with it.
Causes and varieties of children’s rheumatoid arthritis
Difficulties in this disease occur even at the very beginning – with the definition of the causes of its occurrence. So, scientists to this day can not name the clear root causes of the disease, so that only certain facts are known about its sources. According to statistical studies, the majority of patients with a similar diagnosis are girls, and the most dangerous age is up to 3 years, although the problem remains relevant in later periods up to 16 years. The following risk factors can be identified: