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Kids Get Arthritis Too!

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July 1st, 2013

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

According to the Arthritis National Research Foundation, nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. This is an autoimmune form of the diesease where the body's own immune system is attacking the joints of the body, causing swelling, stiffness, and permanent damage. 

The word "Arthritis" literally means joint inflammation - however, Juvenile Arthritis can also involve the eyes, skin, and gastrointestinal tract. No solid cause has been determined for this disease, but some research points toward a genetic predisposition, which would indicate that it could be caused by a combination of genes recieved from family members and a trigger by other factors.

To learn more about how to properly diagnose and treat this disease, please check out this website.


 
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