Frequently asked questions relating to juvenile arthritis

Yes, in up to half of all children who get juvenile arthritis, the arthritis can go into remission by the time the child reaches adulthood.

Juvenile arthritis in itself is not a disability but it can cause varying levels of disability such as joint deformities and loss of vision.

The cause or causes of juvenile arthritis are not known but it is thought it may be triggered by a viral infection.

Yes, juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease.

No, juvenile arthritis is not rare. It is one of the commonest chronic childhood diseases.

No, unfortunately juvenile idiopathic arthritis is not curable at present.