Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Underlying Cause

The cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. The immune system, which fights infection, mistakenly attacks joint tissue in the body, causing joint irritation and inflammation.

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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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