In a new study recently presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, MA, researchers have linked antibiotic use in children to increased risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis.  Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), is a condition that usually occurs in children before the age of 16. It is characterized by inflammation of the joints, which can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. JIA can also cause rash, fever and eye inflammation.

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