What We Treat

At Children's, our team of pediatric trained rheumatologists is involved in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of children and teens with a wide range of rheumatic diseases. Our team also collaborates with our pediatric allergy and immunology practice to treat congenital (present at birth) immune deficiencies.

Some of the conditions we treat, include:

  • Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO or CMO)
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Periodic fever syndromes
  • Primary immune deficiency disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma or systemic sclerosis
  • Systematic lupus erythematosus
  • Uveitis (in conjunction with ophthalmologists)
  • Vasculitis

Services We Offer

Diagnostic services

At Children's, our rheumatology team strives to incorporate the special needs of every child, while continually monitoring the effectiveness of every treatment plan. Our pediatric-trained team, diagnoses conditions through:

  • Laboratory studies
  • Anthrocentesis (where the joint fluid is examined)
  • Bone scan
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Synovial biopsy
  • X-ray

Our Unique Approach

Why choose Children's?

Children's is home to one of only a handful of pediatric rheumatology centers in Georgia. Combining the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, makes Children's a top choice for children and teens with rheumatic and primary immune deficiency diseases.

Meet the Team

Welcome Amit Thakral, MD, and Cynthia Manos, MD

Amit Thakral, MD, joined Children's in July of 2017 after completing fellowship training in pediatric rhematology at Northwestern University and Ann & Robert H. Laurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Thakral has a broad interest in pediatric rheumatic diseases.

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Cynthia Manos, MD, also joined Children’s in July of 2017 after she completed a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Manos has a clinical interest in pediatric autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases with a special interest in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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Meet our pediatric rheumatologists

Helpful Resources

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Helpful websites

American College of Rheumatology

Arthritis Foundation

Lupus Foundation of America


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