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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis refers to a group of conditions involving joint inflammation (arthritis) that first appears before the age of 16. This condition is an autoimmune disorder, which means that the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body's organs and tissues; in this case, the joints. There is an excellent website published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine:
I have almost 2 decades of experience raising a child with polyarticular JIA (6mos to 17y) without remission. ave a ton of experience with 504 and IEPs for school, prep for college and various types of meds and treatments.