Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss, and possible bowel obstruction. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of environmental, immune and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
Hailey was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Novemeber of 2011. ALL is the most curable, common childhood cancer. Hailey's cancer was going to be easy to treat. Well in June of 2012, Hailey became weaker and her kindeys shut down. Hailey developed a severe infection called Septic Shock. She was placed in...
Nationally, African-American and Hispanic children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are less likely than white children to survive their disease. But at St. Jude, patients of all races and ethnic backgrounds share the same high survival rate.
In the first of a two-part patient story made by his parents, young Avery was eagerly "Waiting for 2010", the year that he would turn eight and the year that he would be free of his leukemia.
Diagnosed in 2006 at the age of four, Avery was in the pediatric ICU at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for more than a...