Advanced pediatric rheumatology care
Joint stiffness and weakness, rashes or inflammation, may be symptoms of a rheumatic disorder. At Dell Children's - Rheumatology Mueller, our pediatric rheumatologists have the expertise to diagnose and treat children and teens with rheumatic disorders. Our care team listens to understand you and your child’s concerns. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for your child.
Our doctors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for many conditions, including:
- Fever of unknown origin (FUO)
- Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels)
- Juvenile dermatomyositis (rare disease that causes inflammation)
- Juvenile polymyositis
- Kawasaki disease
- Morphea (localized scleroderma)
- Periodic fever syndromes (auto-inflammatory syndromes)
- Raynaud’s Phenomenon
- Vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels)
- Uveitis (non-infectious)
Get a second opinion from a pediatric rheumatologist
Get the confidence and peace of mind that your child’s doctor and care plan are right for your child. It's easy to get a second opinion at Dell Children’s. We can review your child’s medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our pediatric doctors about a personalized care plan for your child.
When your child is facing a new diagnosis or experiencing ongoing symptoms, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic treatment options. Our team of highly experienced pediatric doctors can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national team.
Before your child’s appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your child’s medical records from their doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.
Care for your child’s emotional and mental health
Your child’s condition or treatments may affect their emotional and mental health. That’s why we deliver care for the whole child – physical and emotional health. With specialists from the Texas Child Study Center as part of our care team, we create a treatment plan that focuses on all aspects of your child’s health. The Texas Child Study Center is a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas. The Texas Child Study Center diagnoses, treats and manages the care for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and developmental concerns. Together, our care team provides a range of services, from evaluation and diagnosis to medical management, psychiatric care, therapy services and more.