Pediatric Rheumatology

A doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases that affect children is known as a pediatric rheumatologist. Joint stiffness, unexplained fevers, rashes, weakness, and chronic inflammation are some of the most common indications that your child should be seen by a pediatric rheumatologist. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), systemic lupus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, vasculitis, and autoinflammatory diseases, such as periodic fever syndromes, are all conditions that are diagnosed and treated by a pediatric rheumatologist.

Rheumatologists are frequently regarded as master diagnosticians who can assist in resolving difficult clinical issues. Rheumatologists collaborate with almost all other subspecialties due to the systemic nature of rheumatic diseases. Pediatric rheumatologists typically work in outpatient settings, but they may also consult with or care for patients who are in the hospital. The specialist can build long-term relationships with patients and their families because rheumatic disorders are chronic and frequently complex.


Track 5.1 Acute joint inflammation (arthritis)

Track 5.2 Chronic arthritis

Track 5.3 Lupus and related conditions

Track 5.4 Dermatomyositis and other forms of muscle inflammation

Track 5.5 Inflammation of the blood vessels

Track 5.6 Autoinflammatory syndromes

Track 5.7 Chronic uveitis (eye inflammation)

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