Skip to main content

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

JIA is a form of arthritis in children:

Juvenile means people aged 0-17 years
Idiopathic means the cause is not known
Arthritis is inflammation of the joint

Chronic (or long term) arthritis in children is more common than many people think, including many doctors. It occurs in one child in every thousand, which is slightly less frequent than diabetes. It is an inflammatory disease principally affecting the joints but may also affect other organs including the eyes.

Please visit the website provided for full information and advice.

Directory Disclaimer

Wigan Council do not carry out suitability checks, we strongly recommended that you always check with providers that their service or activity meets your requirements.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. There are links within the directory that take you to external websites which are not managed by Wigan Council therefore we have no control of their content.  We offer an impartial service and we cannot recommend or endorse any providers listed.

Back to top