The Center for Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides treatment to children with rheumatic illnesses. Our staff brings unparalleled expertise and the opportunity for your child to receive the most current and comprehensive care available.
We care for children with:
Our team also consults on patients with undiagnosed multisystem diseases and on patients with fever of unknown origin. We also offer treatment of arthritic joints by intra-articular corticosteroid injection. We arrange referral for physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry and pain management at the time of consultation. Our active parent support group and adolescent support group provide ongoing support to children and their families.
Our Center is also involved in extensive research into the causes and cure of autoimmune disease, including lupus, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, and juvenile arthritis. We are also active in training pediatric rheumatology fellows.