Centers of Excellence
Integrated childcare for all rheumatic diseases.
The Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic has been operating since 2011. The department specializes in three distinct sectors :
- Autoimmune diseases and immunology disorders – Juvenile idiopathic arthritis , connective tissue diseases (e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus , juvenile dermatomyositis ) , vasculutis ( e.g. Kawasaki disease , specific forms of Henoch- Schonlein purpura , ANCA – associated vasculitis) , autoinflammatory diseases (familiar Mediterranean fever , TRAPS HIDS , PFAPA) .
- Non inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders – Benign joint hypermobility syndrome , chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Genetically inherited connective tissue diseases – Marfan syndrome , Ehlers – Danlos syndrome (I-VI) , children with other diseases that may become complicated with musculoskeletal manifestions ( celiac disase , cystic fibrosis , hypothyroidism , Down syndrome , Noonan syndrome).