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Conditions we treat

Our Paediatric Rheumatology service is involved in the diagnosis and management of the following conditions (as stipulated within the NHS England service specification for Paediatric Rheumatology)


Connective tissue diseases

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Mixed connective tissue diseases
  • Scleroderma – systemic and localised/linear morphoea
  • Sjogren’s syndrome

Chronic inflammatory arthritis, diagnostic evaluation and long-term management to include:

  • JIA and its subtypes (i.e. oligo articular (persistent or extended), Polyarticular (rheumatoid factor positive or negative) JIA, Systemic onset JIA
  • Psoriatic and enthesitis related arthritis
  • Inflammatory diseases

Chronic vasculitis

  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Atypical Kawasaki disease
  • Atypical Henoch Schonlein purpura
  • Wegner’s granulomatosis
  • Behcet’s syndrome
  • Takayasu’s arteritis
  • Hypocomplementemic vasculitis or hypersensitivity vasculitis
  • Cerebral vasculitis
  • Post-infectious vasculitis


  • Anti-phospholipid syndromes, Acute rheumatic fever, Sarcoidosis
  • Lyme disease with arthritis
  • Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, Auto-inflammatory syndromes
  • Post-infectious arthritis, Relapsing polychondritis, Uveitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patients receiving immunosuppressive, cytotoxic or biologic therapies
  • Familial periodic fever syndromes
  • Reactive (post infectious) arthritis

Genetic syndromes associated with stiff joints or severe hypermobility

  • Ehlers Danlos
  • Marfan’s syndrome

Joint disease associated with other medical diagnoses:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Complex cyanotic heart disease
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Neoplasm
  • Infectious disease
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Genetic metabolic disease
  • Post transplantation
  • Arthritis associated with birth defects

Major pain syndrome

  • Erythromelalgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy and complex regional pain syndromes