Children and Embrel
My l3 year old grand daughter was diagnosed with reactive arthritis age 11 which is now being treated as juvenile RA. l8 months on ibuprofen and paraceutamol left her missing school days unable to walk, pain mostly confined to her knees and feet. Now for 4 months has been on methatrexate, again on pain relief. She began embrel a month ago and is now painfree and quite a different girl. However her GP wants discussion on her very low white blood cell count. Ive had a sleepless night after scouring the internet and reading an american website where contributors blame embrel for various cancers leukemia etc. Would be grateful to hear from anyone who can hopefully dispel my fears.