At the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, our pediatric rheumatologists collaborate with other pediatric medical specialists, such as ophthalmologists, dermatologists and orthopaedists, to offer a range of treatments tailored especially to your child’s needs.
JIA develops in children under age 16. Your child’s physician will diagnose JIA based on medical history and physical exam. The physician may also perform additional tests, such as blood tests and X-rays to characterize it and rule out other conditions. JIA is a chronic condition that has no cure, but under the care of skilled University of Minnesota specialists, the symptoms can be managed to help your child live a more normal life.
Coping with a chronic condition such as JIA can cause stress for everyone in your family. Our behavioral health experts are available to work with you to help everyone learn to cope in a healthy way.