When your child has arthritis - by Arthritis Research UK (ARUK)

When your child has arthritis - by Arthritis Research UK (ARUK)

This booklet describes the different types of arthritis, outlines the best treatment and offers practical advice on living with and supporting a child with arthritis. It covers the following areas:

  • What is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)? 
  • What are the different types of JIA?
  • How is JIA diagnosed? 
  • What treatments are there for JIA? 
  • Will my child need to go to hospital? 
  • Who’ll be involved in treatment? 
  • Will my child need surgery? 
  • What about healthy living? 
  • Will JIA affect family life? 
  • How will my child cope with school? 
  • What financial help is available? 
  • Growing up with arthritis 
  • Taking control of treatment 
  • Becoming a teenager 
  • Looking ahead 
  • Research and new developments