Pediatric Rheumatology

Juvenile arthritis and pediatric rheumatic disease are two terms used to represent the wide range of autoimmune and inflammatory disorders that can manifest in children aged 16 and under. While the musculoskeletal system is affected by some pediatric rheumatic illnesses, joint symptoms may be minimal or non-existent. Rheumatic illnesses in children can also affect the gastrointestinal system, muscles, skin, and eyes. Pediatric rheumatologists at Mayo Clinic are specialists in diagnosing and managing autoimmune and autoinflammatory illnesses, as well as other recognized or suspected rheumatologic diseases, in children and adolescents. These conditions include, among others:

  • Raynaud's phenomenon
  • Sjogren's  syndrome
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Localized scleroderma (morphia)
  • Henoch-Schoenlein purpura
  • Familial Mediterranean fever

Related Conference of Rheumatology