Division of Rheumatology Resources
If your child is referred outside of CHOP for a uveitis evaluation, please ask the eye doctor to complete the Uveitis Assessment Form and bring it with you to your child’s appointment at CHOP. You can also upload it using MyCHOP or fax it to 215-590-4750.
For Parents and Caregivers
Learn about joint injections as a treatment for children with arthritis. High-dose steroid is injected directly into the joint, most commonly the temporomandibular joint in the jaw or the subtalar joint in the foot.
Enbrel® is used to treat inflammatory diseases such as juvenile arthritis. Find out why your child might need this medication, how it's given, possible side effects, when to call your child's doctor and more.
Getting a needle (immunizations or a blood test) can be scary. Find tips on what you can do to help prepare your child.
This resource explains what methotrexate is, how it works, how it's given and its side effects. It also provides safety instructions on taking and handling methotrexate.
Find step-by step instructions on how to change powdered medicine into a liquid form.
Find information on how to protect your child from sunburns, the symptoms of sunburns and how to treat them.
There are four types of injection syringes you may encounter. This illustration shows the difference between each type.
Transition Tips for Young Adults
Adolescents with chronic illnesses, including arthritis, need guidance and a plan for the future in order to safely transition to an adult provider.
Provides information and step-by-step instructions on how to self-administer Otrexup™ (methotrexate) injection for subcutaneous use for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Offers information about rheumatic diseases and conditions, treatment options, patient education videos, resources for assistance, in addition to information about the healthcare professionals who care for patients with rheumatic diseases.
Find information about arthritis, treatment options, pain management and more. Learn about advocacy and ways you can get involved. Search for a local office and find upcoming events in your area.
Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, Camp JRA offers a place for children with arthritis to have fun, make new friends and learn how to take control of their disease.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) and Juvenile Polymyositis (JPM). Find information about JDM and JPM, and how you can get involved and stay connected through the various support networks offered by the Foundation.
The Individualized Medical Genetics Center (IMGC) team is made up of a specialized group of physicians and genetic counselors at CHOP. The team is available to coordinate a range of genetic testing and fully explain the results to you and your family.
Get answers about lupus, its diagnosis and treatment options. Find help and resources, read news and stories, and learn about the Lupus Foundation of America national research program.
Offers a nationwide network of 24 chapters and more than 150 support groups, a toll-free helpline providing information and referrals, and educational materials including "Scleroderma Voice" magazine, brochures, booklets and newsletters.
SAA is the largest resource in the United States for people seeking information on AS and related diseases. If offers educational materials about spondyloarthritis, information about support groups and other ways to connect with others, as well as ways for you to get involved by supporting SAA.