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What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the joints. Inflammation causes painful swelling/tenderness.Between 30,000 and 50,000 children in the U.S. are affected by this autoimmune disease. The cause is unknown.

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