SensUs 2019 challenges teams of students to develop biosensors for the detection of adalimumab, an important drug for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a disease that can strike already at very young age. Wendy got diagnosed with RA before her 18th birthday and tells her story here.

My name is Wendy, I am twenty-four years old and I am currently a PhD student at Eindhoven University of Technology. When I was fourteen years old, I started to suffer from symptoms indicative of RA. However, the doctors did not diagnose me with RA because they did not believe it was possible to have the disease at such a young age. Two years later, the doctors discovered that I had a damaged hip and confirmed that I indeed had RA.


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