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Kids' Muscle, Joint and Autoimmune Experts

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.

Find Rheumatology Care From Nemours

We have multiple pediatric rheumatology specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Featured Doctor

“We will help you figure out what is going on. We will listen to you.”

Meet Mary Toth, MD, a rheumatologist at Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida.

Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Acute Rheumatic Fever
Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Autoinflammatory Syndromes
Benign Hypermobility Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Kawasaki Disease
Lupus
Lyme Disease
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Noninflammatory Musculoskeletal Pain
Psoriatic Arthritis
Reactive Arthritis
Rheumatic Fever
Sarcoidosis
Scleroderma
Sjogren’s Syndrome
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Vasculitic Disorders

Specialized Treatment for Juvenile Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions

We are pediatric rheumatology specialists, and we offer safe and effective treatments for kids with arthritis and other autoimmune conditions.

  • We handle complex cases. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat some rheumatic conditions. That’s why our pediatric rheumatologists work with other Nemours specialists to make sure we tackle all your child’s symptoms. 
  • We help families manage symptoms. No matter the diagnosis, you’re never alone. When you’re here getting treatment, we’ll keep your child as comfortable as possible.
  • We’re always learning more about childhood arthritis. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Alliance collects information from doctors and their patients. Being part of this alliance helps answer questions, allows our doctors to learn from other doctors, and creates research opportunities. 
  • We set a goal of remission, and hold ourselves accountable. We have a cross-campus improvement network where our pediatric rheumatologists and patients set goals and ways to meet them. For kids with JIA, remission and inactive disease is always the target.

 

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Rheumatology specialists on our team

4,000+

Kids we care for each year

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Zero infections from injections used to treat JA

  • We handle complex cases. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat some rheumatic conditions. That’s why our pediatric rheumatologists work with other Nemours specialists to make sure we tackle all your child’s symptoms. 
  • We help families manage symptoms. No matter the diagnosis, you’re never alone. When you’re here getting treatment, we’ll keep your child as comfortable as possible.
  • We’re always learning more about childhood arthritis. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Alliance collects information from doctors and their patients. Being part of this alliance helps answer questions, allows our doctors to learn from other doctors, and creates research opportunities. 
  • We set a goal of remission, and hold ourselves accountable. We have a cross-campus improvement network where our pediatric rheumatologists and patients set goals and ways to meet them. For kids with JIA, remission and inactive disease is always the target.

 

5

Rheumatology specialists on our team

4,000+

Kids we care for each year

0

Zero infections from injections used to treat JIA

  • We handle complex cases. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat some rheumatic conditions. That’s why our pediatric rheumatologists work with other Nemours specialists to make sure we tackle all your child’s symptoms. 
  • We help families manage symptoms. No matter the diagnosis, you’re never alone. When you’re here getting treatment, we’ll keep your child as comfortable as possible.
  • We’re always learning more about childhood arthritis. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Alliance collects information from doctors and their patients. Being part of this alliance helps answer questions, allows our doctors to learn from other doctors, and creates research opportunities. 
  • We set a goal of remission, and hold ourselves accountable. We have a cross-campus improvement network where our pediatric rheumatologists and patients set goals and ways to meet them. For kids with JIA, remission and inactive disease is always the target.

 

5

Rheumatology specialists on our team

4,000+

Kids we care for each year

0

Zero infections from injections used to treat JIA

All About Arthritis and Other Rheumatologic Conditions

Learn more about juvenile idiopathic arthritis, lupus and other conditions that affect the immune system from the experts at Nemours KidsHealth.org. 

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