Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
JIA is an autoimmune disease. But what exactly does that mean? Watch this short video to find out.
With thanks to Arthritis Kids South Africa for permission to use their animation and script. This version has been produced by Juvenile Arthritis Research.
Living with JIA - Inspiring story
Trinity is 11 years old, and was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) when she was 2. In this video, created by EULAR for World Arthritis Day, Trinity and her parents talk about her JIA and how it affects her, as well as the importance of increased understanding and awareness.
The biggest date in the calendar for raising awareness of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and other childhood rheumatic conditions is 18 March - WORD Day (World yOung Rheumatic Diseases day). This video, created by Juvenile Arthritis Research as part of the international WORD Day committee, provides a short introduction to what WORD Day is, and why it is important.
What will you be doing next year?
This short video explains what fatigue is, and how it affects children and young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) as well as some tips on how to live life to the full despite experiencing fatigue.
The video has been produced by the Norwegian National Advisory Unit of Rheumatic Diseases in Children and Adolescents (NAKBUR) and the Section for Orthopaedic Rehabilitation at Oslo University Hospital. The production itself was executed by Hellevik Studio, with additional support from the Medical Photography and Illustration Service at Oslo University Hospital for sound recording. Shared with kind permission. To see the Norwegian version, please click here.
What is uveitis?
Some children and young people with JIA can develop inflammation inside the eye as well as their joints. This is called uveitis. Uveitis can occur at any age, but the symptoms can be very hard to spot. It is really important that, as soon as possible after a diagnosis with JIA, you are seen in an ophthalmology clinic. This is the specialist eye team who can check for uveitis. At your first appointment they will tell you how often you need to have your eyes checked.
We are grateful to Dr Lola Solebo of Great Ormond Street Hospital for allowing us to share this video. Thanks also to the children from the GOSH Uveitis Service and their families, and Deirdre Leyden, GOSH PPI Lead.
Treatment of uveitis?
We are grateful to Dr Lola Solebo of Great Ormond Street Hospital for allowing us to share this video about treatment of uveitis. Thanks also to the children from the GOSH Uveitis Service and their families, and Deirdre Leyden, GOSH PPI Lead.