At the age of 3 1/2 our daughter Susan had a major reaction to penicillin. We did not know at the time that she carried the HLAB27 gene. This reaction caused the gene to activate in her body. She struggled for 5 years with massive fatigue, mood swings and swollen joints. None of her doctors could figure out the root of her symptoms.
We put her on the waiting list at the mayo clinic in Minnesota. It was the best decision we could have ever made! Within 6 hours they had an official diagnosis! Ankylosing Spondylosis.
She currently takes Embril and is doing much better. We try to stay positive and encourage her to continue to do what makes her happy.
Texas, United States of America