Services and Treatment
This team provides consultation for a broad range of rheumatic diseases, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis and related conditions; juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus; childhood myositis (dermatomyositis and polymyositis); mixed connective tissue disease; systemic scleroderma; localized scleroderma (en coup de sabre, morphea, Parry-Romberg, etc); systemic vasculitis (polyarteritis nodosa, microscopic PAN, granulomatosus with polyangiitis); Takayasu arteritis, etc.); rare inflammatory disorders, including Behçet disease, sarcoidosis, primary angiitis of the central nervous system; and autoinflammatory diseases, including hyper-IgD syndrome, TRAPS, cold induced autoinflammatory syndrome (CAPS), NOMID, Muckle-Wells, PFAPA syndrome, etc. Outpatient diagnostic and referral services are available for children with a variety of pain syndromes.
Inpatient consultations are available round-the-clock for patients at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. When patients with rheumatic disease are admitted to hospital, the primary service managing their care is the Pediatric Hospitalist service, with consultation from Pediatric Rheumatology faculty.