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CARRA - Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Alliance
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Mission


To prevent, treat and cure rheumatic diseases in children and adolescents through fostering, facilitating and conducting high quality research.


Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affect an estimated 300,000 children in the U.S. Many of these children live with chronic pain and take daily medication in the hope of controlling their illnesses. CARRA doctors are committed to finding the cause and cure for rheumatic diseases in children. CARRA research is focused on six disease categories: Juvenile Arthritis, Lupus, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Vasculitis and Pain & Health Related Quality of Life.

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The Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) is made up of 246 pediatric rheumatologists from across the U.S. and Canada. They have come together to collaborate and conduct high quality clinical research to find the answers to the many questions about childhood rheumatic disease, such as: What is the cause? What are the best treatments? What are the long term outcomes? How can damage be avoided? What is the cure? CARRA's doctors are working together to find the answers, but funding the research is the biggest obstacle.