Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Drs. Inaccurate or Delay In Diagnosis

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We have too few pediatric rheumatologists in the United States, but this is not the only problem in the delay or inacurrate diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoild arthritis (JRA). Part of the problem is that there is very little emphasis on the disorder in medical school classes or in the training of pediatricians or family physicians.

Recently, a doctor friend called me about one of her friend's grandchildren. The little boy was having ankle and hip pain and his

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