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Medical Specialist: Pediatric Rheumatology
Pediatric rheumatologists specialize in the care of children and families with rheumatic diseases. They are pediatricians who have 2-3 addition...

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Medical Specialist: Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric rheumatologists specialize in the care of children and families with rheumatic diseases. They are pediatricians who have 2-3 additional years of training in pediatric rheumatology, and are Board Certified in Pediatric Rheumatology. They are usually found at a university medical center where they are part of a multi-disciplinary team providing comprehensive services to children with rheumatic diseases. Pediatric rheumatologists are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with:

Associated Diseases

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Scleroderma
  • Chronic vasculitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis
  • Lyme disease with arthritis
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis
  • Neonatal onset multisystem inflammatory disease
  • Post-infectious arthritis
  • Post-infectious vasculitis
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Apophysitis
  • Osteochondroses
  • Serum sickness
  • Growing pains
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Reiter’s syndrome
  • Iritis
  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Behcet’s syndrome
  • Erythromelalgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Cold induced injury
  • Pain syndromes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Over use syndromes
  • Hypermobility
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Complex autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Periodic fever syndromes
  • Wegner’s granulomatosis
  • Complex autoimmune thrombocytopenia
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Vasculitis

Reference:

American College of Rheumatology 2008.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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