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Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. It affects people of all ages, including children.

Types of arthritis

The two most common types of arthritis are:

  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis

Other types of arthritis

  • Ankylosing spondylitis 
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Psoriasis
  • Enteropathic
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
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Arthritis and children

Arthritis is often associated with older people, but it can also affect children. In the UK, about 15,000 children and young people are affected by arthritis.

  • Oligo-articular JIA
  • Polyarticular JIA (polyarthritis)
  • Systemic onset JIA
  • Enthesitis-related arthritis

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