Juvenile Arthritis

Peter A. Nigrovic, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a practicing adult and pediatric rheumatologist and director of the Center for Adults with Pediatric Rheumatic Illness (CAPRI) at the Brigham and...

Early in her career, pediatric rheumatologist, Tiphanie Vogel, MD, PhD, cared for a seven-year-old boy with a rare form of juvenile arthritis (JA). She discovered that her young patient had a specific genetic mutation that damages multiple organs and severely affects the joints. Dr. Vogel, an...

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a cruel disease that ravages the joints, triggering flares of heat, swelling and recurrent pain. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is uniquely devastating, often striking children and teens with unpredictable bouts of severe pain and joint inflammation. Although JIA shares many symptoms...