Essay On Juvenile Arthritis

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October 2003, my family was stuck with tragedy. Chloe my little sister started to become ill, she started out with acute symptoms such as pyrexia, rash, hemiplegia, and arthralgia. After two trips to her Primary Care Physician they just continued to claim she had the flu. After a month of her symptoms developing and becoming worse a trip to Miner Medical Center was the only answer. Only being there for about an hour she was transported via life flight to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburg. Undergoing, three months of testing and random treatments, she was finally diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. But the real question was, What Is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases is a flaw within the immune system which attack normal cells or self-cells, because they can no longer differentiate between self and…show more content…
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can affect children of any age up to 16 years and symptoms can start at around six months (Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, 2013). An estimate of around three hundred thousand children are affected with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. There are several signs and symptoms associated with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Some of the most common symptoms are swollen joints, rash, fever, limping, and joint pain (Juvenile Arthritis, 2015). These can all be moderate at first but then progressively become worse. Less common symptoms are fatigue, cardiac symptoms, hemiplegia, and eye pain. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can cause iridocyclitis, when this happens it can be the cause of the symptoms such as eye pain, red eyes, and vision changes (Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, 2013). Knowing the symptoms that are associated with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, it’s is now important to understand what tests that are imperative to diagnose
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