What is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a disease that affects the joints, characterized by joint inflammation. The disease may affect multiple joints with swelling, stiffness, pain, rash or fever. JIA is an autoimmune disease, meaning the immune system mistakes one's own body for foreign pathogens, leading to the symptoms described above.

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