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Receiving care at our facilities gives your child a huge advantage. Our pediatric rheumatologists are trained in both childhood medicine and rheumatology with access to state-of-the-art facilities, the latest clinical trials and more than 100 different subspecialists.

Rheumatologic disease is made up of many different autoimmune disorders that can cause the immune system to attack its own cells. This system attack leads to inflammation in joints, skin, organs and other body systems, which causes a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Joint swelling
  • Limp or irregular gait
  • Fever
  • Trouble urinating
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Pain and stiffness
  • Rashes
  • Intestinal pain
  • Headache
  • Mood swings
  • Vision problems

Unique care in nutrition, education and emotional development is tailored for children because pediatric rheumatologic diseases differ significantly from these same diseases in adults.

Appropriate, aggressive treatment can halt—or even prevent—progression of many rheumatologic diseases, allowing most children to outgrow them safely.

Treatment and Life Balance

We are committed to providing the best possible care for patients with rheumatic diseases. Our clinics offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services that help to improve the quality of life for our patients.

Because most rheumatic diseases are autoimmune, specialists will need to see patients throughout childhood at various intervals, depending on the condition and patient. Most children are encouraged to participate in all activities normally. This lessens the chance for muscle atrophy or fractures.

Physical and occupational social support services meet with patients to and their families educate them about the best way to safely stay active.