Patient Care

The Division of Rheumatology serves patients with pediatric rheumatic diseases such as  juvenile arthritis, dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, sarcoid, inflammatory uveitis, periodic fevers, vasculitis, Wegener’s granulomatosus, Takayasu’s arteritis, Behcet’s disease and fibromyalgia.

We evaluate, diagnose and treat chronic joint pain and swelling, periodic fevers, lupus and lupus-like rashes, muscle weakness with rash or calcinosis (calcium deposits in the skin/muscle) and scleroderma including  linear scleroderma, morphea, and systemic sclerosis.
Treatment modalities include medical management, joint injections with sedation, intravenous therapies, physical and occupational therapy and psychosocial support.

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A comprehensive description of all of our pediatric rheumatology clinical services, locations, and appointment information is available on Duke Children's.