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What Is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases that affect the joints, muscles, bones and immune system.

Conditions Rheumatology Treats

Pediatric rheumatology evaluates and treats children and teens who have a wide variety of complex rheumatic and inflammatory conditions.

Some of the most common conditions rheumatology treats include:

Tests and Treatments

Some of the tests and treatments that might help your child include:

Integrated Care

As leaders in providing rheumatology care for children and teens, specialists at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare use the best available methods to diagnose and treat symptoms of inflammatory conditions. You and your child will work with a rheumatology team of pediatric experts at Gillette who specialize in complex rheumatic and inflammatory conditions, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) and juvenile dermatomyositis.

Care Team

Children who have rheumatic or inflammatory conditions often have many needs in addition to rheumatology care. We organize our services around the treatment of the complex conditions that can accompany rheumatic conditions, to serve your child in a way that’s both comprehensive and convenient.

Our rheumatologists often collaborate with providers in the following specialties: