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Offline kck11599

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Reactive Arthritis in children
« on: March 16, 2006, 03:28:33 PM »
My 7 year old was diagnosed at age 4 with reactive arthritis (reiter's Syndrome) and HMS.  It began in his hips and went undiagnosed for almost a year largely due to age and intermittent nature of the disease.  His knees, ankles and wrists have all been affected at one pt or another.

He has been on long courses of Naproxen and therefore Zantac.  He has had so many rounds of blood work and PT... He also has severe ADHD and asthma.  He is also now being eval-ed for mood disorder vs sensory integration disorders.

He is a trooper thru it all.  He plays soccer and hoops and loves all sports.

I have researched this syndrome and know it can disappear as quick as it came on and that prolonged bouts can precipitate early onset OA.

he has a rheumy at Childrens Pittsburgh and we both love him.  He doesn't seem overly worried so we just try to treat symptoms and promote core strength.

I was just wondering if anyone else had experience with this and what you may have done.