Pediatric rheumatology at Dell Children's
Pediatric rheumatologists at Dell Children's Medical Center at Ascension Seton in Central Texas have the expertise to diagnose, treat and manage the care of children with complex autoinflammatory and autoimmune conditions.
Diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions
Rheumatic conditions are caused when the immune system mistakenly attacks organ systems such as the joints, muscles or skin. Symptoms of these conditions can include unexplained fever, joint pain and stiffness, joint swelling and rash.
Your child’s rheumatologist starts by listening to you and your child. Diagnostic tests such as blood tests, ultrasound, X-ray and MRI may be used to help diagnose your child’s condition. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for your child. Medication is usually recommended to help treat rheumatic disorders – including oral medications, injections and infusions. We also provide ultrasound-guided injections, which allow your child’s doctor to visualize where the medication is going and deliver the medication with greater precision. And if rehabilitation therapy is part of your child’s care plan, we connect you with pediatric specialists in physical and occupational therapy.
Conditions treated include:
- Juvenile arthritis
- Periodic fever syndromes
- Henoch-Schönlein purpura
- Juvenile dermatomyositis
- Juvenile polymyositis
- Kawasaki disease
- Lupus and related conditions
- Noninfectious uveitis (eye inflammation)
- Vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels)