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If it weren’t for the immune system—the human body’s natural defense against outside invaders—we would be sick all the time. This complex network of cells, organs and molecules fights off things like
Fatigue is a common among teens. Sometimes, your teen may have fatigue for months or even years and may develop symptoms of "chronic fatigue syndrome." Common causes of fatigue in teens include: 1.
Overview Iritis is a form of uveitis and refers to the inflammation of the iris of the eye. It’s the most common form of uveitis in children. Uveitis is a serious inflammatory eye disease in which the
Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis (JAS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and the sites where the muscles, tendons and ligaments are attached to bone. JAS strikes young people, typically
"Even though juvenile dermatomyositis is rare and can be serious, most children we treat can go into full remission." --Susan Kim, MD, MMSc, Children's rheumatologist It’s often not until a rash
Overview Thirty years ago, we had very few medicines that would change the course of JIA. Now there are effective therapies that allow us to actually control inflammation in a large majority of
If recognized and treated early, your child can begin to feel better in a few days, with a low likelihood of long-term heart issues. Children who receive treatment within the first ten days of illness
We may not like it, but we need pain: It acts as an early warning system that something is causing or may cause damage to the body. If your child has a chronic condition known as fibromyalgia, though,
Like all autoimmune diseases, lupus causes the immune system—our natural protection against foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria—to mistakenly attack the body itself. What makes lupus unusual,
Overview Peter Nigrovic, MD, Boston Children's Hospital Division of Immunology Because our bodies are always reacting to the world around us, it’s normal for our faces, hands and even feet to change
Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune condition that leads to scarring of the skin, joints, and other internal organs. In the United States, about one in 1,000 people are affected. While found among all
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”