Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric rheumatology is one of the 13 subspecialties recognized by American Board of Pediatrics that serves children with autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.

The target organs include joints, muscles, skin, that may manifest as arthritis, myositis, or rash. If there are multiple target organs involved then the condition is called systemic illness and may affect internal organs such as kidneys, or lungs.

The diseases that are cared by our service include: We, the pediatric rheumatology community, believe your children are so special. This gives us the strength to keep a positive spirit and to encourage the school and community to give their best to support these children. The more you know about the illness, the better for your child and community around your child. This website is designed to deliver insight understanding and basic principles of rheumatology and provide tools for your direct involvement in the care.

All information contained within the Pediatric Rheumatology website is intended for educational purposes particularly for the parents and patients. Physicians and other health care professionals are encouraged to consult other sources and confirm the information contained within this site. Consumers should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something they may have read on this website.
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