Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Diseases - Pediatric

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Kentucky Children’s Hospital Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Diseases clinic offers diagnostic and treatment options for children with autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases or other conditions that can be treated by a children’s rheumatologist. Whether your child gets frequent fevers with unknown causes or lives with juvenile arthritis, our providers will work with you and your child to deliver quality patient care, from diagnosis to follow-up to recommendations for day-to-day healthy living.

Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Disease Specialties

Rheumatology is the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders, commonly called rheumatic diseases. These diseases affect the bones, joints and muscles, often causing joint pain and inflammation.

Autoimmune disorders, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy parts of the body, can also cause inflammation. One example of an autoimmune disorder is rheumatoid arthritis, which is diagnosed when the immune system attacks normal cells in the joints, causing joint pain and inflammation.

Conditions We Treat

Our providers understand the importance of working with children and families to help develop treatment plans for pediatric rheumatic conditions. Some of the conditions we help manage and treat include:

  • Acute arthritis
  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Autoinflammatory/periodic fever syndromes
  • Behçet’s disease
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  • Hypermobility syndrome
  • Joint swelling
  • Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Limb pain
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjrögen’s syndrome
  • Scleroderma/morphea
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Uveitis/iritis
  • Vasculitis

Why Choose Kentucky Children’s Hospital for Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Disease Care?

Kentucky Children’s Hospital is home to many of the Commonwealth’s top pediatricians, surgeons, nurses, therapists, technologists and healthcare professionals, and they all work closely with our team of expert rheumatologists to provide the best care available for the children of Kentucky. Our rheumatologists are board-certified experts in the diagnosis and treatment of even the most advanced rheumatology and musculoskeletal conditions.


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