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Carol Eustice

I Was a Teenager When Diagnosed With Arthritis

By February 6, 2013

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The public perception is that arthritis is an old person's disease. I think we've made progress. More people are aware that anyone can develop arthritis -- even kids. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 19.

Yes, I was a typical teenager. I loved to play tennis. I had just started college. I was pursuing my dreams when doctors told me I had arthritis. Actually, that's not what they told me at first. Read more of my story in I Was a Teenager With Arthritis.

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