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Friday, September 4, 2015
Arthritis and Rheumatism
JRA and rheumatic fever
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?
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.
Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University