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  • Inflammation for Parents


    Inflammation is one way the body reacts to infection, injury, or other medical conditions. Many things can cause it.

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis for Parents


    In juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)), a person can develop swollen, warm, and painful joints. Learn more.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease for Parents


    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two chronic diseases that cause intestinal inflammation: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Although they have features in common, there are some important differences.

  • Kawasaki Disease for Parents


    Kawasaki disease is an illness that causes inflammation in blood vessels throughout the body. When symptoms are noticed early and treated, kids begin to feel better within a few days.

  • Blood Test: C-Reactive Protein (CRP) for Parents


    A C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test is used to identify inflammation or infection in the body.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease for Teens


    Inflammatory bowel disease is an ongoing illness caused by an inflammation of the intestines. There are two kinds of IBD: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

  • Crohn's Disease for Parents


    Crohn's disease is a chronic condition that causes parts of the bowel to get red and swollen. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms, prevent other problems, and avoid flare-ups.

  • Blood Test: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) for Parents


    An erythrocyte sedimentation rate test (ESR) detects inflammation that may be caused by infection and some autoimmune diseases.

  • Ulcerative Colitis for Parents


    Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that happens only in the colon. It causes the inner lining of the colon to get red and swollen with sores called ulcers.

  • Ulcerative Colitis for Teens


    Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that happens only in the colon. It causes the inner lining of the colon to get red and swollen with sores called ulcers.