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How can osteoarthritis affect children?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Osteoarthritis can affect children and teens in the form of juvenile arthritis. This is a problem in which the immune system attacks the body's own joints. Juvenile arthritis is a form of rheumatoid arthritis. Although it has no cure and can be painful, it can be treated successfully, and children can lead a long, full life.

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