Pediatric Rheumatology diagnoses and treats children with autoimmune disorders, including juvenile arthritis, lupus, myositis, scleroderma, and various vasculitides. A variety of treatment options are available from intraarticular corticosteroid joint injections to newer biologic agents that target inflammatory cytokines. Research in the division covers basic mechanisms of T lymphocyte function , translational studies of the role of the microbiome in spondyloarthritis, clinical studies of temporomandibular joint arthritis and macrophage activation syndrome , and several projects aimed at optimizing the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis   (JIA).

Rheum Photo 2017