Pediatric rheumatologists diagnose and treat conditions that involve joints, muscles, skin and other areas. Some of these conditions are called “autoimmune diseases” because the immune system accidentally attacks the body’s own tissues or organs. Our doctors are experts at treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). JIA can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness, or affect kids’ eyes and skin.
Besides treating childhood arthritis, we also treat lupus, Lyme disease, and conditions that cause fever and pain. Some of these conditions are chronic. Others go away after treatment, or as children get older.
Pediatric rheumatology isn’t the same as adult rheumatology because children’s bodies are growing and changing. Plus, kids have different social and emotional challenges that only a pediatric team can address. Our hospitals in Florida and Delaware share data and work together to provide the best care. Wherever you go, we’ll create a plan for your child to grow and thrive.