juvenile arthritis

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juvenile arthritis ju·ve·nile arthritis (jōō'və-nīl', -nəl)
Chronic arthritis that begins in childhood and is marke by swelling, tenderness, and pain in one or more joints and by lymph node and splenic enlargement. Also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Still's disease.

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