Libby Smith: Teenager passed away from rare form of arthritis

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Libby Smith: Teenager passed away from rare form of arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis causes joint symptoms and a rash behind the ears, on the eyelids, knees, belly button, and scalp.In the case of this from of JI

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Psoriatic arthritis causes joint symptoms and a rash behind the ears, on the eyelids, knees, belly button, and scalp.

In the case of this from of JIA the skin will be affected before the joints.

Spondylarthritis affects the muscles, tendons, or ligaments attached to the bones; it common affects the hips, knees, and feet as well as the digestive tract.

Undifferentiated arthritis is a form of JIA where the symptoms don’t match up exactly with the subtypes; however, symptoms can appear in just one or more of the joints.



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