Learn about the care we provide at Children’s Health.
Rheumatic conditions are autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases that cause the immune system to attack joints, bones, muscles, and organs. UT Southwestern Medical Center doctors operate the largest and longest established multispecialty clinic for children with rheumatic diseases in the region.
Team-Driven Care to Manage Rheumatic Conditions
Arthritis, which means inflammation of a joint (where two or more bones meet), actually refers to more than 100 different diseases that fall into the category of rheumatic diseases. Arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States.
In our rheumatology clinics at Scottish Rite for Children and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, dedicated health care professionals help patients and their families manage diseases including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, and scleroderma.
We also have an interest in the diagnosis and management of a variety of rare rheumatic diseases, including systemic vasculitis and autoinflammatory conditions.
Our team approach, combined with the latest treatments and years of physician experience, gives UT Southwestern’s pediatric rheumatology patients the best in comprehensive care through all stages of treatment.
Services We Provide
Services provided by our pediatric rheumatology physicians include:
- Evaluation and treatment of children with suspected rheumatic diseases
- Education about specific rheumatic conditions
- Coordination of team care including ophthalmology, dental, and dietary counseling
- Physical and occupational therapy evaluations and recommendations
- Psychosocial support
Learn more about the Center for Pediatric Rheumatology at Children’s Health and the care we provide.
Our physicians and scientists are actively engaged in research and innovation. Current clinical trials focus on a number of critical areas in pediatric health, expanding treatment options, and redefining what is possible in pediatric medicine.