Arthritis Foundation camps provide a safe and secure camping experience for children and teens with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. Camps feature traditional summer camping activities, such as campfires, singing and storytelling, arts and crafts, swimming, ropes course and more. For many campers, it’s the first time they’ve met other kids who live with the same challenges and limitations.
JA Warriors Family Camp is open to kids with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases, of all ages.
Official registration is required. Register at /jacamps.
Overall, infections during the first year of life were associated with increased risks for seronegative (OR , 95% CI to ) but not seropositive (OR ) RA and for JIA (OR , 95% CI to ). Low birth weight (OR ) and being small for gestational age (OR ) were associated with reduced risks of RA of borderline statistical significance. Preterm birth (gestational age < or =258 days) was associated with a non-significantly decreased risk of RA (OR ). Large for gestational age (OR ) and having more than three older siblings (OR ) were non-significantly associated with the risk of RA.
Still's disease can cause serious damage to the joints, particularly the wrists. It can also impair the function of the heart and lungs. Treatment of Still's disease is directed toward the individual areas of inflammation. Many symptoms are often controlled with anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or other nonsteroidal drugs ( NSAIDs ). It has been reported that some patients with Still's disease can frequently have elevations of liver function blood tests as a side effect of aspirin and sometimes other anti-inflammatory medications. Cortisone medications (steroids) such as prednisone are used to treat more severe features of illness.