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  • Anatomy of a Joint

    Anatomy of a Joint Click Image to Enlarge Joints are the areas where two or more bones meet. Most joints are mobile, allowing the bones to move. Joints consist of the following: Cartilage. A type of ...

  • Children Living with a Rheumatic Disease

    Children Living with a Rheumatic Disease Living with a rheumatic disease A child living with a rheumatic disease does not necessarily have to live a limited lifestyle. All the members of the family a...

  • Fibromyalgia in Children

    Fibromyalgia in Children What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints throughout the body, accompanied ...

  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP)

    Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) What is Henoch-Schönlein purpura? HSP is a form of vasculitis, a condition that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It is one of the most common forms of vascul...

  • Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis What is juvenile ankylosing spondylitis? Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis (JAS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and the sites where the muscles, tendons, ...

  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis

    Juvenile Dermatomyositis What is juvenile dermatomyositis? Juvenile dermatomyositis is one of the conditions in a group of conditions called the dermatomyositis/polymyositis complex. The conditions i...

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a form of arthritis in children ages 16 or younger that causes inflammation and stiffness o...

  • Kawasaki Disease

    Kawasaki Disease What is Kawasaki disease? Kawasaki disease is the most common form of vasculitis that primarily affects children. The disease produces irritation and inflammation of many tissues of ...

  • Psoriatic Arthritis in Children

    Psoriatic Arthritis in Children What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis associated with psoriasis, a chronic skin and nail disease characterized by red, scaly rashes a...

  • Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic Fever What is rheumatic fever? Rheumatic fever is a complicated, involved disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels, and brain. It is a systemic immune disease that may de...

  • Scleroderma in Children

    Scleroderma in Children What is scleroderma? There are two forms of scleroderma: localized scleroderma and systemic sclerosis. Localized scleroderma can be seen more frequently in children than the s...

  • Septic (Infectious) Arthritis

    Septic (Infectious) Arthritis What is septic arthritis? Septic arthritis is an infection in the joint (synovial) fluid and joint tissues. The infection usually reaches the joints though the bloodstre...

  • Vasculitis

    Vasculitis Vasculitis is a term that refers to several different conditions, all of which involve inflammation and/or damage to the blood vessels, ranging from moderate to severe. Many forms of vascu...