July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Juvenile Arthritis, also known as pediatric rheumatic disease, is an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or pediatric rheumatic diseases that can develop in children under the age of 16. Various types of juvenile arthritis share symptoms like joint swelling, redness and warmth, but each form of Juvenile Arthritis has its own unique symptoms. The musculoskeletal system, joints, eyes, skin, muscles and gastrointestinal tract may be affected. Nearly 300,000 children in the United States are affected by Juvenile Arthritis. There is no cure for juvenile arthritis, but with early diagnosis and treatment - including medication, physical activity, eye care and healthy eating - remission is possible. To learn more, click here.