We all remember having friends or classmates who are able to do things with their joints that seem, well, unbelievable. They can bend their arms beyond the elbow, “jump rope” with their arms and push their fingers down to their wrists. Sometimes we call this being “double-jointed.” This type of extreme flexibility is known as
Jace Adame was like most two-year-olds. He loved dinosaurs — T-rexes, especially — robots and pretending he was a superhero. But, before his third birthday, his mother Nicole started noticing strange symptoms on his face. First, a red discoloration under his left eye seemed to get darker. Then grey hair appeared behind his left ear.
What comes to mind when you hear the word lupus? Do you know whether it’s a serious condition or not? Have you heard if there is a cure for it? Maybe you wonder if kids can get it too, or it’s just an adult’s disease? Lupus is an autoimmune disorder— meaning instead of the body’s
A condition we often diagnose and treat at Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also referred to as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). While the autoimmune disease is the most common arthritis among children, there is still a lot of misinformation about the condition. Dr. Ruy Carrasco breaks down the top myths of juvenile
The rare autoimmune condition, Kawasaki Disease, has been in the news a lot in the past year mostly because some of its symptoms overlap with a serious coronavirus-related illness in children. It’s not unusual for Kawasaki Disease to be misdiagnosed — its symptoms resemble many other diseases. Board-certified pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Ruy Carrasco helps to
Congratulations to Dr. Ruy Carrasco for being recognized as one of Austin Monthly’s “Top Doctors” for 2021. Dr. Carrasco is one of the most experienced board-certified pediatric rheumatologist’s located in Central Texas. We are proud of the excellent care he and his team provide their young patients each and every day. It’s an honor that his