Conditions We Treat
An autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system (the body's natural defense system against bacteria, viruses and other foreign invaders) mistakenly attacks its own organs and tissues.
Learn more about Autoimmune Diseases.
Becker's Muscular Dystrophy
Becker's muscular dystrophy is a disorder that causes the muscles of the pelvis and legs to get gradually weaker over time. This can lead to a number of complications as the disease progresses.
Learn more about Becker's Muscular Dystrophy.
Childhood Pain Amplification Syndrome
Pain amplification syndrome is a condition that causes normal pain sensation to be stronger and more intense than usual.
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Collagen Vascular Diseases
Collagen is the main protein in connective tissue. Connective tissue are fibers and cells which hold body parts together and may be rigid or compliant like tendons/ligaments or muscles, or in-between like cartilage. When this tissue is abnormal some of diseases that occur involve many organ systems including skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart and blood vessels.
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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is a genetic condition characterized by progressive muscle weakness, difficulties with movement and other symptoms. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is known for getting worse much more.
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A ganglion cyst is a lump that frequently develops near joints or tendons of the wrist or hand. The contents of the cyst resemble joint fluid. The cyst can cause pain or limited mobility.
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If a body’s joint can move easily beyond the typical range of that joint’s motion, this is known as hypermobility syndrome.
Learn more about Hypermobility Syndromes.
Interstitial Lung Disease
Childhood Interstitial lung disease is a broad term that applies to a rare complex group of different conditions in children (mostly infants) that primarily share a common abnormality of the air sacs and the scar like tissue that surrounds them, leading to difficulty in getting oxygen to the tissues and removing the carbon dioxide produced by them during metabolism.
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The uvea is the middle layer of the eye that supplies blood and nourishment to the eye. It is made up of 3 parts: the iris (the colored part of the eye), the ciliary body and the choroid. Uveitis refers to the serious inflammation or swelling of this layer. When uveitis occurs near the front of the uvea, (anterior uveitis) the iris alone (iritis, the most common form of uveitis) or the iris and choroid are inflamed.
Learn more about Iritis.
Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis
Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis is a form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis that affects children. It specifically impacts areas where ligaments, muscles or tendons are attached to bones, most often affects the lower back.
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Juvenile dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own tissues and cells. Specifically, JDM impacts the muscles and skin in children.
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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children.
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When inflammation occurs in the coronary arteries and other medium-sized arteries throughout the body, the condition is known as Kawasaki disease.
Learn more about Kawasaki Disease.
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is a chronic disease that causes gradual weakness and loss of muscle over time.
Learn more about Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy.
While there are many medical conditions that can present with tightening and thickening of the skin, the term “Scleroderma” (hard skin) is usually used to describe a rare autoimmune disease (where the body’s normal defense mechanisms against bacteria and viruses attacks its own tissues and organs) that causes an increased production of dense, tough, hard, scar-like tissue to replace normal tissue.
Learn more about Linear Scleroderma.
Lupus is a disease that can impact many different parts of the body, including the skin, joints, lungs, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and more. It’s an autoimmune disorder, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks parts of the body, thinking they are foreign.
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Psoriasis is a chronic skin and nail disease that frequently presents in young people 15-35 years of age though approximately 33% present under the age of 20 years. One third of children with psoriasis will have psoriatic arthritis (joint inflammation).
Learn more about Psoriatic Arthritis.
Raynaud phenomenon refers to abnormal spasms that decrease blood flow to certain areas (usually hands and feet) as a reaction to cold exposure or emotional stress.
Learn more about Raynaud Phenomenon.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a general pain disorder that can affect various regions of the body. It is poorly understood but seems to stem from the autonomic nervous system, which is the part of the nervous system that handles involuntary functions like heart rate and blood pressure.
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Sarcoidosis is a rare chronic inflammatory disease which results in granulomas that can usually affects the skin, joints, eyes, lungs, lymph nodes in children.
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Scleroderma (hard skin) is a rare autoimmune disease where normal skin (usually, though other organ systems may be involved) is replaced by dense thick scar like tissue.
Learn more about Scleroderma.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus, is a disease that can impact many different parts of the body, including the skin, joints, lungs, heart, blood vessels and more.
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Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy is a form of muscular dystrophy that causes joint stiffness and muscle weakness that gradually becomes worse over time.
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The uvea is the middle colored layer of the eye that supplies blood and nourishment to the eye. Uveitis refers to the inflammation or swelling of this layer which can involve the whole of the uvea (panuveitis), or any part of it.
Learn more about Uveitis.
Vasculitis refers to inflammation of the blood vessels.
Learn more about Vasculitis.