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Arthritis and Rheumatism

JRA and rheumatic fever

07/25/2007

Question:

I had rheumatic fever and a rash, as a child. Does the rash of theumatic fever mimic the JRA rash? Also, could JRA develop a few years later as a result of it? And, if a koebners welt occurs after I rub my nail across my back, is that indicative of JRA?

Answer:

Your question does not fall within the scope of my topic area or that of any other current NetWellness expert. The best expert to consult with this question is a Pediatric Rheumatologist.  For more information about what a pediatric rheumatologist is or where to find one, please consult the links below.

Related Resources:

What is a Pediatric Rheumatologist, American Academy of Pediatrics
Geographic Membership Directory, American College of Rheumatology

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Response by:

Raymond  Hong, MD, MBA, FACR Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University