Diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases in childhood are carried out in pediatric rheumatology outpatient clinics.
The scope of pediatric rheumatic diseases, which include multisystem diseases characterized by acute and chronic inflammation of the musculoskeletal (joints and muscles), vessels, and skin, is also quite wide. For this reason, it is among the 5 most frequently applied reasons for pediatric outpatient clinics.
The approach to rheumatological diseases in childhood varies according to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases in adulthood. In addition to muscle and joint findings, some systemic problems occur in many of the emerging diseases. Therefore, the diagnosis and treatment of childhood rheumatological diseases require a multidisciplinary approach.
Yeditepe University Hospitals provide treatment by a team consisting of a pediatric rheumatologist, physical therapy and rehabilitation specialist, ophthalmologist, orthopedic specialist, social worker, nurse, and a pediatric rheumatologist specialized in rheumatological diseases.
Some of the Diseases Treated in the Pediatric Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic:
● Growth pains,
● Unknown and Recurrent Fever,
● Growth Pains,
● Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis,
● Juvenile Scleroderma,
● Familial Mediterranean Fever,
● Acute Joint Rheumatism,
● Chronic Joint Rheumatism,
● Behcet's Disease,
● Kawasaki Disease
● Henoch–Schönlein Purpura,
● Wegener's Granulomatosis,
● Other Autoinflammatory Diseases,
● Other Rheumatic Diseases,