What is Pediatric Rheumatology?
Pediatric Rheumatology is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases of children i.e. illnesses that affect the muscles, bones, joints or other connective tissues in the body.
Who are Pediatric Rheumatologists?
A pediatric rheumatologist is a physician who is a specialist in providing comprehensive care to children with rheumatic diseases, particularly arthritis. Pediatric rheumatologists are pediatricians who have undergone an additional 2-3 years of specialized training in pediatric rheumatology and are usually board-certified in pediatric rheumatology.
What do we do differently at RxDx?
The RxDx Pediatric Rheumatology specialty provides diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for children with joint and related disorders. Rheumatic diseases affect many parts of the body, henceforth multi-disciplinary care is needed, and treatment is customized for each patient. The consultants also use diverse modes of therapy like pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications, chemotherapeutic agents and intra-articular steroids. The focus is on alleviating pain, improving quality of life and the clinic is supported by physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Consultations for managing of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathies, psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and scleroderma, gout, pseudogout, polymyositis, polymyalgia rheumatic and fibromyalgia
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