When diagnosed with an autoinflammatory disease, life changes. Not only for the person diagnosed or their family, but also for friends and peers. A sense of ‘life before’ and ‘life after’ diagnosis can arise, in which the ‘life after’, especially immediately after diagnosis, is peppered with challenges, doubts, and uncertainties.

Questions may pop-up such as how severe is the condition, will my child ever be healthy again, will I or my child be able to continue doing what I or he/she enjoys, what does the diagnosis mean for the future, what are all the different treatment options available? Questions demand answers, and although we do not have them all, we hope the content here will help you to navigate the journey of living with, or having a child with, an autoinflammatory disease .

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Learn more about SJIA (Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis)

SJIA is a rheumatic disease that affects children aged 5 years or younger. SJIA is the rarest form of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). 

The Science

December 2015 - GLDEIM/ACZ885/0044