What causes childhood arthritis and how is it diagnosed?

The exact cause of childhood arthritis is unknown. In childhood arthritis, the immune system may not work right which causes inflammation in the joints and other body systems.

Childhood arthritis is diagnosed through a physical examination and review of symptoms, X-rays, and lab tests. A doctor should make this diagnosis, particularly a rheumatologist who specializes in arthritis and other related conditions in children. These doctors are called pediatric rheumatologists.

More Information:  https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/childhood.htm

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