Hola, soy Paula

Tengo 13 años y me gusta leer novelas de detectives, andar en bicicleta y estar con mis amigos.

Sin embargo, no siempre puedo hacer estas cosas cuando me siento mal. Saben, he tenido una enfermedad autoinflamatoria durante algunos años. Pero la estoy manejando bastante bien.

Explicaré mi enfermedad y les contaré un poco sobre mi escuela y también sobre mis actividades después de la escuela.

What are the difficulties of living with SJIA ?

The challenges of living with SJIA are many, and not simply physical. Not being able to do many of the simple, everyday things people take for granted, the disease takes an emotional and mental toll on everyone affected by SJIA – parents and family, as well as the child dealing with this autoinflammatory condition themselves.

How can you manage the effects of SJIA on your family?

In this video, Dr. Eugen Feist, a rheumatologist at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, explains the effect that disease management and contact with patient advocacy groups (PAGs) can have on the life of a child and their family affected by SJIA.

What experiences do families dealing with SJIA go through?

Watch the video below for expert insights from Professor Alberto Martini (University of Genoa, Italy) and Mr Gabriele Bona (AMRI Association based in Genoa, Italy) on the experience of people who are living with SJIA.

Real life stories from people with rare disease 

Living with a rare autoinflammatory disease is different from one person to the next. Watch this series of videos below to find out how patients and their families share their experiences of living with SJIA, FMF and other autoinflammatory conditions.

Click here  to learn more from the experiences of others diagnosed with SJIA and a guide to what it means to live with a rare periodic fever syndrome like SJIA.

If your child is displaying any of the symptoms of SJIA, it is important you speak to your doctor as soon as possible and obtain an accurate diagnosis. Click here  for guidance on finding a specialist pediatric doctor and what you need to know to prepare for your first appointment with an SJIA expert.