Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The cause of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) isn't well understood. Most experts believe it is caused by a combination of things, including:
- An Reference immune system Opens New Window that is too active and attacks joint tissues.
- Viruses or other infections that cause the immune system to attack joint tissues.
- Having certain Reference genes Opens New Window that make the immune system more likely to attack joint tissues.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics