Pediatric Rheumatology - Conditions We Treat
At Boston Medical Center we treat the below conditions:
- 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 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.
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 describes a group of conditions that causes the skin to harden and become tight.
If left untreated, Lyme disease may cause significant swelling, usually in a single joint such as the knee.
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
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