Why was this high school student losing weight and feeling so sick?
Cate Chapin’s January illness bore the hallmarks of the flu: Lethargic, achy and feverish. The paediatrician decided she probably had pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics to knock out the lung infection. The antibiotics didn’t help, and two days later, Davidge took Cate to a nearby emergency room. While undergoing a chest X-ray to confirm the pneumonia diagnosis, Cate fainted. The probable cause was dehydration; doctors gave her an IV drip to rehydrate her and anti-nausea medications. The chest X-ray had found nothing. Nor did subsequent blood tests reveal a reason for Cate’s worsening weakness and dramatic weight loss. She underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy and an extensive GI workup, which uncovered nothing. 3 weeks after she was discharged, Cate was resting at home when she suddenly developed an intense sharp pain in her left eye, which was also badly inflamed. Can you find out the cause?
Option 1: Cancer
Option 2: Fanconi syndrome
Option 3: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Option 4: Tubulointerstitial nephritis and Uveitis syndrome