Rheumatic and autoimmune diseases are disorders which can affect any part of the body including the joints, muscles, connective tissues, and soft tissues around the joints and bones. We evaluate and treat children with a number of rheumatic and immunological diseases including:
- Blau’s syndrome
- Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO)
- Deficiency of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (DIRA)
- Familial Cold Autoinflammatory syndrome (FCAS)
- Familial Mediterranean Fever Syndrome
- Hyper-Immunoglobulin D syndrome
- Majeed’s Syndrome
- Mevalonate kinase deficiency
- Muckle-Wells Syndrome
- Neonatal onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID), Chronic Inflammatory Neonatal Arthritis (CINCA)
- NLRP12- associated autoinflammatory disorders
- Periodic Fever Aphthous Stomatitis and Adenopathy Syndrome (PFAPA)
- Periodic Fever Syndrome
- Recurrent fever syndromes
- Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis (SAPHO)
- TNF-receptor associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS)
Connective Tissue Disease
- Acute or chronic limp
- Autoimmune disease
- Growing Pains
- Hypermobility arthralgia
- Sjögren’s Syndrome
National Management Center
The Center for Pediatric Rheumatology at Cleveland Clinic Children’s is dedicated to providing cutting-edge, patient-centered care to children with a broad range of rheumatologic conditions. Our center is a well recognized for excellence in the diagnosis and management of a variety of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders that affect the joints, muscles, and connective tissue. Our physicians, surgeons and scientists are known nationally and internationally for their leadership, innovation and superior patient care outcomes.
- We are a regional, national, and international referral center for families seeking second opinion services for pediatric rheumatologic conditions, including juvenile arthritis, vasculitis and childhood autoinflammatory diseases.
- Our facility offers patients the opportunity to participate in numerous state-of-the-art clinical trials for juvenile arthritis and vasculitis.
- The members of the Center are dedicated to working closely with patients and coordinating efforts with referring providers to ensure families receive world-class care close to home.
Through our multidisciplinary approach and the expertise of our pediatric team members, Cleveland Clinic is able to offer high quality care in a number of specialty areas. Our team of expert doctors coordinates their efforts with a variety of pediatric subspecialist colleagues to provide world-class, comprehensive care to patients and families. The Pediatric Rheumatology team has close collaboration with the following subspecialists at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital:
Working closely with our colleagues in adult orthopaedic and rheumatology programs, we can also provide seamless transition of care for young adults with childhood-onset rheumatic conditions.
The Center for Pediatric Rheumatology is internationally recognized for its expertise in evaluation of rare or complex rheumatologic conditions. In addition to providing pediatric patients with quality family-centered care we also offer rheumatology care for children and adolescents outside of the country.
Through the Global Patient Services Department, our International Center regularly arranges visas, travel, and accommodations for families who require extensive out-patient evaluations and/or in-patient management. Translators are also available for 28 languages for the convenience of all of our patients. The International Center may be reached at 216.444.8184
Long distance consultations are also available through MyConsult. Our physicians are able to review case histories from other states or overseas at the request of patients or individual physician generalists and specialists.