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Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric Rheumatology

The largest and longest established multi-specialty clinic for children with rheumatic diseases in the region.

Arthritis means inflammation of the joint and the condition affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States. It is a catchall word for more than 100 different diseases that are called “rheumatic” disease. Our team of dedicated and highly trained health care professionals help patients and their families manage these various rheumatic diseases. The staff includes four board certified or board eligible pediatric rheumatologists (out of only about 270 in the country). 

We treat children from birth through age 17, and provide both outpatient and inpatient care. In addition, physicians at Children’s Health can diagnose and treat rare rheumatic diseases, including systemic vasculitis (widespread inflammation in the blood vessels) and autoinflammatory conditions, which occur when your child’s immune system triggers inflammation for no apparent reason.

Caring for the Whole Patient

We provide coordination of care across the various disciplines that are often involved with pediatric rheumatology patients. This includes ophthalmology and dental services, as well as physical and occupational therapy and psychosocial support. The staff at Children’s Health is able to evaluate and treat your child and provide education to them and to you, to help with the self-management of these diseases.

This team approach, when added with access to the latest treatment overseen by physicians with years of experience, means that Children’s Health can give comprehensive, and expert care for all ages of children and through all stages of treatment.

A Center of Excellence

Working in conjunction with UT Southwestern, Baylor University Medical Center, and Scottish Rite Hospital, the Center for Pediatric Rheumatology at Children's Health is able to bring extra depth and expertise to the treatment of rheumatology patients. Children’s Health has also been designated as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Being a Magnet Hospital puts us in the top 7 percent of the world’s hospitals and is a reflection of the excellence of our nursing staff.

Meet the Care Team