Our rheumatology team provides expert diagnosis and patient-focused care for children with rheumatic diseases such as juvenile arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders. The team provides comphensive care including testing, treatment plans and patient and family education.
We help children manage a wide range of conditions, including:
- + Antinuclear antibodies (ANA)
- Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO)
- Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis
- Juvenile dermatomyositis
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
- Linear morphea
- Lyme arthritis
- Pain amplification syndrome
- Patellar femoral syndrome
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Rheumatic fever or post-strep arthritis
- Systemic and linear scleroderma
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
Diagnosis and treatment
The first step of care typically involves determining the cause of a child's pain and other associated symptoms, followed by developing treatment plans to address them.
Diagnosis may be done through MRI, x-rays, blood work and/or ultrasound technology. Depending upon the specific child and condition, approaches to alleviate symptoms may include a number of different treatment options, including injections (with or without sedation), medications and physical therapy.
Why choose CHoR?
The rheumatology experts at CHoR are among a limited number of specialists nationwide with extensive, specialized training in pediatric rheumatology and rheumatic diseases. They are also able to easily and quickly collaborate with clinicians in many of our other specialty areas, including cardiology, immunology, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy and pulmonary medicine, to ensure timely, personalized and comprehensive care.