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What does a pediatric rheumatologist do?
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Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
Mainly they take care of children with inflammatory joint disorders like juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
They also are specialists in autoimmune disorders like systemic lupus erythematosis and periodic fevers and unclassified disorders like kawasaki disease, fibromyalgia, and raynaud's disorder.

In brief: Many things
Mainly they take care of children with inflammatory joint disorders like juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
They also are specialists in autoimmune disorders like systemic lupus erythematosis and periodic fevers and unclassified disorders like kawasaki disease, fibromyalgia, and raynaud's disorder.
Dr. David Galbraith
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Dr. Robert Lowe
Kawasaki disease is considered a type of vasculitis almost exclusively seen in children. Fibromyalgia is an amplified pain syndrome that does not involve an autoimmune disease but is treated by pediatric rheumatologists because we care for musculoskeletal diseases.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Autoimmunity in kids
Pediatric rheumatologists are fully trained pediatricians who have had additional years of training & experience in order to effectively diagnose & treat most kids with chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, particularly ones that invoke joints, muscles, skin, brain, gut, and other organs.
They use medicines that alter the immune system to control white blood cells that attack their own body.

In brief: Autoimmunity in kids
Pediatric rheumatologists are fully trained pediatricians who have had additional years of training & experience in order to effectively diagnose & treat most kids with chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, particularly ones that invoke joints, muscles, skin, brain, gut, and other organs.
They use medicines that alter the immune system to control white blood cells that attack their own body.
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