'Old Person's' Arthritis Afflicts Thousands of Kids

Breanne Watterson was just 4 when the hip pain began. The preschooler went through periods in which she limped to school or had to be carried, says her mom, Victoria Watterson. Doctors dismissed the attacks as "growing pains," but the girl suffered through five years in which she had spells of fever and pain in her hip and arms. "She couldn't play at all," Watterson says. In 2004, doctors finally confirmed what Watterson had feared all along: Breanne, then age 9, was diagnosed with a...Full Story
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