Rheumatology

Caring for children with rheumatic and inflammatory diseases, our physicians are skilled in diagnosis, treatment, long term monitoring of therapeutic effectiveness and coordination of care.

We have one of the largest populations with periodic fever syndromes in the country. Our team offers a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and collaborates closely with multiple practices, including NephrologyOrthopaedic Surgery, and Physical and Occupational Therapy.


Services Offered and Conditions Treated

  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Post-infectious Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Kawasaki Disease resistant to traditional therapy
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis
  • Scleroderma
  • Chronic Systemic Vasculitides
  • Anti-phospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Iritis-Uveitis
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Hypermobility
  • Periodic Fever Syndromes including Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Acute Rheumatic Fever
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s Granulomatosis)
  • Lyme Arthritis
  • Takayasu’s Vasculitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease associated Arthritis
  • Reiter’s Syndrome
  • Behcet’s Syndrome
  • Calcinosis
  • Prolonged fever
  • Loss of function
  • Unexplained physical findings (rash, fever, fatigue)
  • Unexplained joint or muscle pain
  • Local or generalized pain or swelling
  • Abnormal laboratory findings

Physician Referral Guidelines

Pediatric Rheumatology Referral Guidelines

Multidisciplinary Services

 

Our Specialist

Reshma Patel, MD