Rheumatic diseases affect children differently than they do adults. Symptoms may be more severe and complications more serious. That’s why it’s important to seek care from pediatric rheumatologists who understand how these disorders affect a child’s development. Duke specialists use their wealth of training, experience, and knowledge to address all your child’s needs, including their physical health and emotional well-being.
Largest Pediatric Rheumatology Program in NC
Our team approach means several doctors may contribute their unique expertise to your child’s care.
Access to Clinical Trials
Your child may be eligible to participate in clinical trials that test new therapies. Our doctors also help to create national standardized treatment guidelines for pediatric rheumatic conditions, which makes the best possible care more widely available.
If your child has lupus with kidney involvement, dermatomyositis, or autoimmune brain disease, our disease-specific clinics for these conditions mean your child can see multiple specialists in one day instead of having to schedule separate visits.
Transition to Adult Care
When your child is old enough to begin seeing an adult rheumatologist, our transition clinic makes it possible for them to meet with a pediatric specialist and new adult specialist at the same time.
Prompt Answers and Support
Whether you need help refilling your child’s medication or have concerns about new symptoms, you’ll get prompt answers and support from our full-time clinical nurse specialists.