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Rheumatic fever, pain in joints, swelling, on omnacortil

hello doctor, i have a girl child aged abt 3 years , before exactly 1 year she suffers from fevr and treated but she didnt get well and diagnosed to have rheumatic fever , her joints of hand , leg , neck get pains and swells up and most often she get fever, we give her omnacortil 2 to 5 ml regulary from 7 monts when we give her omnacortil she is good otherwise not. it pains more while wake up at morning. can i knownwhich disease actually she is having and if it can be tteated
Asked On : Sat, 11 Feb 2012
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Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.Your daughter seems to be suffering from Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). this is the commonest rheumatic disease of childhood,defined as persistent arthritis lasting more than 6 weeks.It is very important to recognize the disease early and treat early,before irreversible deformity and joint damage occurs.Although corticosteroids are advised in this condition but since they have SE of growth suppression,intra articular injections are used to minimize this.This condition should best be managed under a specialist,so you must consult a RHEUMATOLOGIST as early as possible.Thanks and good luck.
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