Rheumatologists diagnose and treat inflammatory diseases that affect muscles, joints and connective tissues.  These complex conditions, which include juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, are called rheumatic diseases.  Many other conditions may begin with bone and joint paint, and rheumatologists can help diagnose these and make sure your child gets the right care.

Conditions We Treat
(this is not intended to be an all-inclusive list)

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Fever of unknown origin (FUO) or periodic fevers
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Polyarteritis nodosa and microscopic polyangiitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis