Pediatric rheumatology is one of the 13 subspecialties recognized by the American Board of Pediatrics that serves children with autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.
Rheumatic diseases target joints, muscles, bones and skin, and may manifest as arthritis, myositis or rash. If there are multiple target areas involved, the condition is called a systemic illness and it may affect internal organs such as the kidneys or lungs.
The diseases that are treated by our clinic include:
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Vasculitis including HSP, Wegener, Behcet
- Fever syndromes including PFAPA, FMF, HIDS
- Periodic fever syndromes
- Rheumatic Fever
- Kawasaki Disease
We believe children are special. This belief is the foundation of our positive spirit and the driving force behind our committment to encouraging schools and communities to give their best to support your children. The more you know about your child's illness, the better it is for your child and community. This website is designed to share insight, understanding and basic principles of rheumatology, and to provide tools for your direct involvement in your child's care.
All information contained within the Pediatric Rheumatology website is intended for educational purposes particularly for patients and their parents. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to consult other sources to confirm the information contained within this site. Patients should not disregard their provider's medical advice or delay in seeking it due to any content on this website.
Last Updated 11/18/2019