Juvenile enthesitis-related arthritis: Living with ERA

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When your child is first diagnosed with ERA, it can be scary for both your child and your family. This page has advice and resources for families.

Key points

  • ERA may make your child's social and school life more difficult. You can learn how to help your child cope.
  • The aim of treatment for ERA is to keep your child's life as normal as possible. Try to maintain your family's regular routines.
  • Your child needs to stay as active as possible. This will help with symptoms of ERA.
  • ERA can be stressful for the rest of your family as well. Ask for help if you need it.
  • Your child will be followed in the rheumatology clinic by people with a lot of experience treating children with ERA.
Last updated: August 12th 2016