It is a result of complex interaction of genes, environmental triggers and hormonal changes that the immune system starts attacking on self tissues and causes inflammation of the joint.
There are many terms used to describe a child with chronic arthritis. These include juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Some patients who have high levels of uric acid in the blood develop gout. (About 5-15%,depending on the level of uric acid).
Osteoarthritis is the medical term to identify degenerative arthritis often seen with aging. We do not have the same tissue that we were born with.
Vasculitis is an inflammation of your blood vessels. It causes changes in the walls of blood vessels, including thickening, weakening, narrowing and scarring. These changes restrict blood flow, resulting in organ and tissue damage.