Download file to see previous pages Epidemiology The incidence of this condition in the United States is 4-14 per 100,000 children of less than 16 years of age, per year (Rabinovich, 2010). The prevalence rates are estimated to be 9-113 cases, per 100,000 population in general (Rabinovich, 2010). Internationally, it has been found that this condition is more prevalent among certain populations.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory rheumatic disease with progressive course affecting articular and extra-articular structures resulting in pain, disability and mortality ().Persistent inflammation leads to erosive joint damage and functional impairment in the vast majority of patients (2, 3).The onset of disease is not similar in all patients but varies in regard to type, number.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis usually begins by age 5 or in the early teens. In most cases, tests for rheumatoid factors are negative and the disease becomes inactive by age 15. Ankylosing SPONDYLITIS occurs more commonly in men than women; it affects the spine and sacroiliac joints in particular, with resultant fusion of vertebrae and immobility.
The “rheumatoid factor” is an antibody that can be found in the blood of 80% of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid factor is detected in a simple blood test. Possible risk factors for developing rheumatoid arthritis include genetic background, smoking, silica inhalation, periodontal disease, and microbes in the bowels (gut bacteria).
If your child has been diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis, you’re not alone. Nearly 300,000 kids in America have been diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. To put it into perspective, that’s 1 in 250 kids who are diagnosed with arthritis. While medications help manage symptoms, some children may also benefit from natural remedies for Juvenile Arthritis to ease discomfort.
Epidemiological studies of chronic arthritis in childhood can provide clues to genetic determinants of disease manifestations and environmental triggers. Available data are difficult to compare, however, because of the heterogeneity of the disease, differences in the classification criteria used for definition and inclusion, and differences in source populations and case ascertainment.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is a chronic multisystem disease of presumed autoimmune etiology. Medical complications due to RA and its treatment may affect the provision of oral health care.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease of the joints that can cause a disabling degree of pain and significantly interfere with an individual’s day-to-day living.