Pediatric rheumatology conditions affect a child’s joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. A rheumatologist is a doctor who is specially trained to diagnose and treat these conditions.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is home to one of only a handful of pediatric rheumatology clinics in Georgia. Our rheumatology team strives to incorporate the special, individualized needs of every child while continually monitoring the effectiveness of every treatment plan.
Each year, our pediatric-trained providers care for more than 2,000 children and teens with a wide range of rheumatic diseases, from common to complex.
What rheumatology conditions do we treat?
- Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO or CMO)
- Juvenile dermatomyositis
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Mixed connective tissue disease
- Periodic fever syndromes
- Scleroderma or systemic sclerosis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Uveitis (in conjunction with ophthalmologists)
How do we diagnose rheumatology conditions?
Diagnosed with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA)
It has not been an easy road, but Haley is thankful to have the support of the staff at Children’s and her family, which have been there for her every step of the way during her SJIA treatment.Read Haley’s Story
Our team of pediatric rheumatologists is specially trained to work with kids—from birth to age 21—who have been diagnosed with a rheumatic condition.