Rheumatic Diseases and Conditions we Treat

Autoimmune Diseases

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

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

Childhood Pain Amplification Syndrome

Pain amplification syndrome is a condition that causes normal pain sensation to be stronger and more intense than usual. Learn more

Collagen Vascular Diseases

Collagen is the main protein in connective tissue. When this tissue is abnormal some of diseases that occur involve many organ systems including skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart and blood vessels. Learn more

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. Learn more

Ganglion Cyst

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. Learn more

Hypermobility Syndromes

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

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. Learn more


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

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. Learn more

Juvenile Dermatomyositis

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. Learn more

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children. Learn more

Kawasaki Disease

When inflammation occurs in the coronary arteries and other medium-sized arteries throughout the body, the condition is known as Kawasaki disease. Learn more

Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a chronic disease that causes gradual weakness and loss of muscle over time. Learn more

Linear Scleroderma

Scleroderma (hard skin) usually describes a rare autoimmune disease that causes an increased production of dense, tough, hard, scar-like tissue to replace normal tissue. Learn more


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. Learn more

Psoriatic Arthritis

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

Raynaud Phenomenon

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

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. Learn more


Sarcoidosis is a rare chronic inflammatory disease which results in granulomas that can usually affects the skin, joints, eyes, lungs, lymph nodes in children. Learn more


Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease where normal skin is replaced by dense thick scar like tissue. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more


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


Vasculitis refers to inflammation of the blood vessels. Learn more

VATER Syndrome

VATER syndrome refers to several birth defects that frequently occur in conjunction with one another. The letters stand for vertebrae, anus, trachea, esophagus and renal. Learn more