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Paediatric rheumatology

Caring for children with rheumatic diseases

Our team are renowned for achieving favourable outcomes in terms of both the control of rheumatic diseases and the prevention of disability

Overview

Our team of paediatric rheumatologists specialise in providing comprehensive care to children with rheumatologic diseases, as well as carefully advising you and your family. Our extensive support network includes Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs), physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists and psychologists. Accurate diagnosis and early intervention is key to treating rheumatic disease in childhood that minimises the risk of short and long-term disability. Our team is highly skilled in providing different diagnoses, diagnostic investigations and the latest therapies. We are renowned for achieving favourable outcomes in terms of both the control of rheumatic diseases and the prevention of disability. The most common childhood rheumatic diseases we treat are systemic lupus erythematosus (juvenile), juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

Expertise

Our team of paediatric rheumatologists work closely with orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists to treat a range of childhood rheumatic conditions

  • MR arthrogram

    Need to know

    This test is used to help detect any problems with your joint and is most commonly used to look inside the hip. It can also be used for the shoulder, knee or wrist. Dye is injected into your joint to show the area inside more clearly.

  • Bone density DEXA scan

    Need to know

    A bone density scan is also known as a DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) scan, DXA scan, and bone densitometry scan. The loss of bone density with age (osteoporosis) weakens your bones. This type of scan is used to measure the density and strength of your bones, and check for osteoporosis.

Young patient with consultant

Our consultants

Our paediatric consultants are leaders in their fields, specialising in common as well complex conditions, including developmental disorders and cancer.
The Portland Hospital facility

The Portland Hospital

The Portland's paediatric rheumatology department aims to provide the highest standard of clinical care and create better outcomes for children with rheumatic diseases. Accurate diagnosis and early intervention to treat rheumatic disease in childhood can minimise short and long-term disability.

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We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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