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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is inflammation of one or more of your joints. is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s natural defences (designed to stop infections) start to attack the joints. This causes to inflammation of the joints, leading to pain, discomfort and reduced mobility.

Meaning Of (JIA)



Arthritis began before the age of 16. When a young person with JIA turns 16, they still have ‘JIA’ because the condition is different from adult types of arthritis.


means that the cause is unknown.


means that one or more joints are inflamed, usually for at least six weeks.
  • Managing your symptoms
  • Living with arthritis
  • Arthritis Chat
  • Groups and activities
  • Information for parents
  • Information for teachers
  • Knowledge
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There are many things you can do to help yourself when you have arthritis. Eating a heathy diet, exercising and getting a good night's sleep can help ease symptoms.

Having arthritis can create different challenges with healthcare, school and relationships, but you can find out how to overcome any issues you might face.

Chat with people with arthritis and general health via social media

We are putting together run, events and activities for young people and their families. Please let us know what your interest.

If your child is diagnosed with arthritis, there's a lot you can do to support them, including helping them to eat healthily, exercise and informed the school of your child condition.

Arthritis can affect many areas of life, including education. But there's a lot that schools can do to help young people with arthritis.

We support research and understanding of juvenile arthritis and how it attacks children and young people. We look at research not just in the field of juvenile arthritis, but also other autoimmune and related conditions that may hold vital clues to help us find a cure for JIA. see link

We collaborate with others and share ideas and knowledge but we will never compromise on our support for people with JIA.

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