Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric rheumatology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and management of rheumatological diseases in children.
Pediatric Rheumatology

Last Update Date: 4/15/2024 11:35:46 AM

 

Pediatric rheumatology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and management of rheumatological diseases in children. Rheumatological diseases include chronic inflammatory conditions that usually affect the immune system, joints, muscles, bones and other connective tissues.

What is Pediatric Rheumatology?

Pediatric Rheumatology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and connective tissue diseases of children between the ages of 0-18. Rheumatological diseases observed during childhood may differ from the rheumatological diseases observed in adults. These differences are related to the child's immune system and the process of growth and development.

Which Diseases Does Pediatric Rheumatology Treat?

Liv Hospital Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic deals with rheumatological diseases of childhood. The diseases affecting the muscles, joints and connective tissue of children between the ages of 0-18 are successfully diagnosed and treated in the clinic. The main diseases diagnosed and treated at the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic are as follows:

  • Children with joint pain
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Dermatomyositis, scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disease, Sjögren's syndrome, etc.)
  • Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels)
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura, Kawasaki Disease, Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Behçet's disease
  • Autoinflammatory diseases (PFAPA, HIDS, CAPS, STING, DIRA, etc.)
  • Joint hypermobility
  • Other rheumatological diseases of childhood