CAPS for young people

  • Arthritis affects about one in a thousand children and young people.
  • In most cases we do not know what has caused it.
  • It could be related to your genes or to the environment.
  • The arthritis may go away after some months or years or may carry on into adult life.
  • At the moment we cannot tell who will recover and who will have more long-term problems.
  • We want to identify factors that may be involved in the development of arthritis and to identify factors that may help predict how you will do over the long-term.
  • We need to better understand how arthritis works and affects young people like you, to help choose the best treatment in the future.

Click here to find out more about your involvement with CAPS (link to ‘Your Involvment’)

Click here to see what we have found out so far (link to ‘Key Findings’)