Juvenile Arthritis

Dr. Albani, Director of the Singhealth Center for Translational Immunology in Singapore, sits down with ANRF to discuss his juvenile arthritis research. As a rheumatologist and immunologist, Dr. Albani has focused his work on manipulating immunology functions and has developed a new drug that has been...

Eleven year-old Roth didn’t count on getting arthritis – and most kids usually don’t. To the public, it’s an elderly person’s disease. However, he was diagnosed with Enthesitis; a type of arthritis that inflames the part of the body where the tendons and ligaments insert into the bone. For Roth, it’s his knees that are primarily affected.

Putting on socks, opening the fridge, tucking in the sheets, climbing stairs; not your average, everyday challenges – unless of course, you are diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.  Shelley Rose Pomeroy Cook was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age four and has been living with the disease for most of her life.  Her case is a unique one though because she spends her time split between America, her home country, and Switzerland, where her parents are based for work.  Living on two continents has shown Shelley two varying sides of living with arthritis and has made her a worldlier person.