** Originally posted by judyweaves **
When I was 7 or 8, I was hospitalized for three days with a bad case of strep throat. My temperature was 104 or 105.
Recently I've been wondering if the strep may be a factor in my developing PA. I wasn't diagnosed with PA until my 40's, but I think it may have started earlier.
I also had bad eczema as a baby and toddler. I've been thinking about these things and wondering why I got PA. I just sent away for a DNA test with 23andme.com. This test gives detailed information about ancestry, health traits, etc. It will be interesting to see if I have any genetic markers for P or PA.