Juvenile Idiopathic Systemic Arthritis

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Fund Type

Co-Pay, Co-insurance & Deductible (medications and office visits), Medical Insurance Premiums

Maximum Award Level

$5,000 Per Year

Eligibility Requirements
  • Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
  • Insurance Requirements All Insurance Types
  • Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.

About Juvenile Idiopathic Systemic Arthritis

Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA), is the rarest form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and it affects the entire body, including the joints. SJIA can occur any time during childhood, but it usually begins between the ages of 2 to 5, there is no known trigger for the disease. The most common presentation is a sudden onset of systemic inflammation symptoms that lasts at least two weeks including high recurring daily fever spikes, accompanied by a salmon-pink skin rash over the body, often occurring later in the evening before returning to normal. SJIA is associated with swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen and sometimes inflammation of the lining of the heart or lungs. Unlike other forms of juvenile arthritis, joint problems may not develop until weeks after systemic symptoms appear, most commonly begin in the knees, wrists and ankles. The disease course is variable and can be just a single episode of illness, repeated bouts of illness, or in the worst cases, constant illness. Boys and girls are equally vulnerable, but accounts for 10 percent of the juvenile idiopathic arthritis cases. SJIA is considered to be an autoinflammatory disease.

Other Names for this disease include: Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; Still’s disease ; Still disease; Systemic polyarthritis; Systemic-onset JIA; Systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Juvenile Idiopathic Systemic Arthritis Resources
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