Pediatric Arthritis & Other Rheumatic Diseases
Anatomy of a Joint
About Pediatric Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
Diagnosing Pediatric Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
Common Types of Pediatric Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
Treatment for Pediatric Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
Living With a Rheumatic Disease
Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body. An estimated 46 million people in the US suffer from arthritis in one form or another, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are often mistakenly associated with old age, because osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) occurs more often among elderly persons. However, arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affect people of all ages. Arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the US.
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