The Penn State Children’s Hospital Approach to Pediatric Rheumatology

Rheumatology focuses on conditions where the body attacks itself, which are also known as autoimmune diseases. Often, problems develop with the musculoskeletal system, including the joints, bones and muscles. Our rheumatology specialists can diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric disorders.

Pediatric Specialists

The experts at Penn State Children’s Hospital can treat autoimmune and musculoskeletal disorders. We work together with specialists in:

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Our Experts in Rheumatology Care

The experts at Penn State Children’s Hospital are committed to providing our pediatric patients with comprehensive and multidisciplinary care.

Why Choose Penn State Children's Hospital for Care

Our rheumatology experts at Penn State Children’s Hospital treat children with many disorders and handle over 5,000 patient visits per year.

We know patients and their families want to receive care as close to home as possible. Our convenient locations make it easier to see the rheumatology specialists your child needs.

Nationally Recognized Care

Penn State Children’s Hospital is routinely ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation because of our focus on patient care, safety and research. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Penn State Children’s Hospital specialties with top rankings. You can see all of our awards and recognitions here.

Conditions Treated

We provide care for:

  • Arthritis child
  • Behcet's
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Enthesitis
  • Granulomatosis
  • Human leukocyte antigen (HLA-B27)
  • Hypermobility disorders
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Limb pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Microscopic polyangiitis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Muscle inflammation
  • Myositis
  • Periodic fever syndromes
  • Psoriatric arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Sarcoid
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma and morphea
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Still's disease
  • Swollen joints
  • Systemic arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Undiagnosed multisystem disorders
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's

Support Groups

Support groups provide children and their families an opportunity to connect with others in similar situations. Learn more about the support groups offered at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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Our Convenient Locations

Find the care your family needs, close to home, at one of our many locations throughout central Pennsylvania.

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