Thousands of Central Texas kiddos are heading back to school soon. While they will all have a lot on their plates these next few weeks – learning new teachers, making new friends, maybe even having to navigate a new school – children with autoimmune disorders, such as juvenile arthritis (JA), will have additional challenges. JA
300,000 children and teens in the United States are affected by chronic juvenile arthritis (JA). July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, a campaign that raises awareness about juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and other pediatric rheumatic diseases which include arthritis as a part of their diagnosis. About 1 child in every 1,000 will develop some type
Perhaps you’ve heard of psoriatic arthritis before but are unsure about what it refers to. Is it psoriasis? Is it arthritis? Is it more of one than the other? Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that board-certified pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Ruy Carassco and our staff treat frequently in children and teenagers here at Pediatric Rheumatology
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.
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