Diseases Treated

Clinically, Pediatric Rheumatology diagnoses and treats children with autoimmune disorders, including but not limited to:

    • juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) * oligoarticular
      * polyarticular (RF+ and RF-negative)
      * psoriatic
      * enthesitis related, including inflammatory bowel related
      * systemic
    • reactive arthritis
    • juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE)
    • Sjogren disease
    • mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
    • juvenile dermatomyositis (JDMS) and polymyositis
    • sarcoidosis
    • linear scleroderma and morphea
    • systemic sclerosis
    • various vasculitides (HSP, PAN, Kawasaki, Wegener, Takayasu, polyangiitis, Behcet, etc.)
    • periodic fever syndromes (TRAPS, FMF, Hyper IgD, PFAPA, etc.)
    • autoimmune sensorineuronal hearing loss
    • autoimmune uveitis/iritis
    • macrophage activation syndrome (MAS)
    • relapsing polychondritis
    • autoinflammatory disorders (including CRMO)

A variety of treatment options are available from intraarticular corticosteroid joint injections to newer biologic agents that target inflammatory cytokines.