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We are now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling at our Walk-In Center at 292 Long Ridge Road. Please remember, masks are required in all Stamford Health facilities and you may be asked to provide proof of vaccination.

Pediatric Rheumatology

What is pediatric rheumatology?

Pediatric rheumatology is the branch of medicine that handles pain in the child's musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles, bones, or tendons), as well as arthritis or autoimmune disorders. 

What conditions do pediatric rheumatologists treat? 

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Kawasaki disease, post-infectious arthritis, chronic vasculitis, and inflammatory disorders of the muscle, eye, or other organs
  • Prolonged fever 
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain or weakness
  • Poor appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of function and/or skills 
  • Unexplained symptoms such as a rash, anemia, weight loss, or joint swelling
  • Possible inflammatory disease

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