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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Diagnosis

The diagnosis of JIA is best made by taking a detailed history and doing a physical examination to look for signs of joint inflammation. No single test can be used to diagnose or confirm JIA.

Your doctor may perform the following tests nonetheless:

Laboratory tests 

Your doctor may use blood tests to assess the degree of inflammation, presence of antibodies, muscle enzymes and help to differentiate among the different types of JIA.

X-ray or MRI scans

These scans aim to detect unusual bone development and changes in soft tissue.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Preparing for surgery

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Post-surgery care