Pediatric Rheumatology

Expert Care for Children with Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders

Call for an Appointment

When a child’s immune system attacks healthy cells, problems such as pain, inflammation, and rashes can affect an organ or the entire body. Autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and pediatric lupus, can be hard to diagnose and treat. Children with autoimmune diseases are at risk for complications such as muscle weakness, eye inflammation, and kidney disease. Duke’s pediatric rheumatologists care for the full range of autoimmune disorders, including rare diseases with which many doctors are not familiar. We team with other Duke pediatric specialists to ensure your child receives the medical and supportive care they need to cope with their condition and work toward remission.