Epidemiology

Recent estimates indicate that approximately 300,000 children in the United States are affected by pediatric arthritis and rheumatological conditions (Sacks et al. 2007), with a higher preponderance in girls than in boys. The estimated prevalence rate for JRA is 0.7-4.01 per 1,000 children (Manners and Bower 2002), whereas the incidence is 1530 new cases per 100,000 children (Sherry 2000). As such, JRA is the most common rheumatological disease of childhood, accounting for approximately 70% of arthritic disease in children, and is considered one of the most common chronic physical illnesses of childhood.

Arthritis Joint Pain

Arthritis Joint Pain

Arthritis is a general term which is commonly associated with a number of painful conditions affecting the joints and bones. The term arthritis literally translates to joint inflammation.

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