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Rheumatology refers to inflammatory diseases that affect muscles, joints and connective tissues. These conditions often start with bone and joint pain. Often, a problem with the body's immune system causes it to attack its own cells. That is why many rheumatic conditions are called autoimmune. The pediatric rheumatology specialists at Arkansas Children's are specially trained to care for children with conditions more often associated with adults.
If your child has pediatric arthritis or another connective tissue disease, you may be worried about how to ease your child’s pain.
We treat many children with pediatric arthritis as well as children with a wide range of common and rare rheumatic conditions. At Arkansas Children's, our pediatric rheumatology doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating these conditions.
Our pediatric specialists at Arkansas Children’s provide advanced care for many conditions affecting children of all ages, including:
Our team provides the most advanced care and many of our doctors, nurses and staff are actively involved in research to improve care outcomes and find new treatments for these often difficult-to-manage conditions.
Possible treatments include:
These research studies were started by faculty members and doctors at Arkansas Children’s.