It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia is cancer of the bone marrow where your white blood cells are made. It is where too many white blood cells are made too quickly and this abnormal cells are unable to function correctly. This is the most common type of cancer in children and symptoms include bleeding from the gums, bone pain, fever, frequent infections, frequent and severe nosebleeds, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, abdomen or groin, pale skin, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can be mistaken as conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, other forms of leukemia and anaemia.