Paediatric rheumatology

Caring for children with rheumatic diseases

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.

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About rheumatology for children

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 and to minimising the risk of short and long-term disability. 

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

Diagnosing and investigating joint conditions

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.

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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.

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Paediatric rheumatology consultants

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).

aediatric care at 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.

Paediatric rheumatology Consultants

Dr Benjamin Jacobs

Dr Benjamin Jacobs

Paediatrics

Dr Benji Schreiber

Dr Benji Schreiber

Rheumatology

Professor Ian Chikanza

Professor Ian Chikanza

Rheumatology

Professor John Axford

Professor John Axford

Rheumatology

Our locations

The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.