Juvenile Arthritis Fever Symptoms

Fever

Fever is the most common symptom of SJIA. SJIA can cause fevers of 102°F or more that go away but may come back at a later time. Be sure to keep track of your child's fevers. Your child's doctor will need documentation of daily fevers for at least 3 days in order to properly diagnose SJIA.

Juvenile Arthritis Rash Symptoms

Rash

Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA) Swollen Joints Symptoms

Swollen joints

Pain Symptoms in Children with Arthritis

Pain

Children may fail to communicate their pain, and some begin experiencing this pain so early in life that they actually think their pain is normal. It is important to notice when your child is hurting.

This can be a challenge, especially if your child cannot explain things yet. Here are some ways to assess your child's pain:

  • The FACES Pain Rating Scale and verbal pain assessment scale
  • Check for crying, facial expressions, agitation, and level of ability to be consoled