Diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases in children and adolescents

Physicians in the Rheumatology Clinic see children with a range of rheumatic diseases. Conditions most frequently treated in the clinic include:

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus spectrum disorders
  • Dermatomyositis and polymyositis
  • Scleroderma (localized and systemic)
  • Kawasaki's disease, HSP, GPA, Systemic vasculitis
  • Rheumatic fever and Reactive arthritides
  • Auto inflammatory disorders (e.g. Periodic fever syndrome, Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis)
  • Inflammatory brain disorders
  • Behcets disease, sarcoidosis & miscellaneous rheumatic diseases  

Our clinic is in close collaboration with the Texas Children's Hospital infusion centers, musculoskeletal radiology, and recently, the Texas Children's Hospital specialty pharmacy.