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Children's Arthritis and Rheumatology

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The specialized care team at Children's of Mississippi provides evaluation and management for patients with pediatric rheumatic diseases. Diagnosing pediatric arthritis and other rheumatic diseases is often difficult, as many symptoms are similar among the different diseases. We offer comprehensive clinical services for ages newborn through 18.

Pediatric rheumatology may assist referrals from other specialties, such as pediatric dermatology, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopaedics, and pulmonology, for the management of autoimmune diseases.


  • Evaluation and diagnosis
  • Laboratory studies
  • Radiological studies
  • Bone mineral densitometry
  • Other investigational studies
  • Treatment and follow-up
  • Care management
  • Referral to physical therapy, occupational therapy and other specialties
  • Patient and family education
  • Referral to social services, assistance programs and family/self-help groups

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