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    Could my child have juvenile arthritis?

    My 7 year old son has recently developed morning stiffness and pain upon waking. Is this a symptom of juvenile arthritis?
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    Dr Damien McKay

    Paediatric Rheumatologist

    Dr. Damien McKay is a paediatrician and paediatric rheumatologist with additional expertise and training in paediatric sports and exercise medicine. Damien currently holds positions as … View Profile

    Morning stiffness and pain are both features potentially suggestive of juvenile idopathic arthritis.  Children with these symptoms should be assessed by their GP in the first instance and referred for further assesment by a specialist Paediatric Rheumatologist.

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