It seems to be one of those diseases that no one knows about, but should. Early diagnosis is the key, but some states don’t even have a Pediatric Rheumatologist. Many Pediatricians don’t know enough about JA to recognize it, so many kids go undiagnosed for a long time, further damaging their joints. White Blood cells that are supposed to fight off infection instead attack the tissues in her joints.
October 19, 2010