When should one visit a Pediatric rheumatologist?
Pediatric rheumatologist would be the right person to visit for diagnosis, treatment and follow up for the following conditions.
- Joint pains, muscle or bone pains
- Arthritis including Juvenile idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
- Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM)
- Systemic sclerosis or scleroderma
- Localized sclerosis (Scleroderma)
- Autoinflammatory disorders (including PFAPA, TRAPS, Hyper IgD syndrome, Cryopyrin associated periodic fever syndromes)
- Vasculitis (including Kawasaki disease, Polyarteritis Nodosa, Takayasu disease, HSP etc)
- Prolonged or recurrent fever without a known cause (Fever of unknown origin)
- Generalized or regional pain syndromes (Fibromyalgia, Complex regional pain amplification syndrome)
- Infections/ inflammatory conditions of bones and joints
- Uveitis (inflammatory diseases of the eyes)