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Pediatric Rheumatology - Conditions We Treat

Pediatric Rheumatologists talking and smiling in hospital

At Boston Medical Center we treat the below conditions:

Fibromyalgia

  • Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition which causes symptoms like joint stiffness, aching, fatigue, and disrupted sleep, among others. Most common in females, fibromyalgia is commonly diagnosed during adolescence.

Juvenile dermatomyositis

  • Juvenile dermatomyositis is an inflammatory skin disease. Common symptoms include muscle weakness and a rash around the eyelids and knuckles.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Children with this condition often complain of pain and stiffness in the morning. Subtypes include oligoarthritis, polyarthritis, systemic, enthesitis-related, juvenile psoriatic arthritis, and undifferentiated.

Juvenile lupus

  • Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can affect all different parts of the body including the joints, skin, kidneys, and blood. Systemic lupus erythematosus is the most common form.

Juvenile scleroderma

  • Juvenile scleroderma describes a group of conditions that causes the skin to harden and become tight.

Lyme arthritis

  • If left untreated, Lyme disease may cause significant swelling, usually in a single joint such as the knee.

Vasculitis

  • Vasculitis is an umbrella term for a number of conditions which cause inflammation of the blood vessels.

Other Pediatric Rheumatology Conditions We Treat

  • Painful or swollen joints
  • Arm or leg pain
  • Unexplained or periodic fevers

Read more about our Pediatric Rheumatology treatments