Rheumatologists diagnose and treat inflammatory diseases that affect muscles, joints and connective tissues. These complex conditions, which include juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, are called rheumatic diseases. Many other conditions may begin with bone and joint pain, and rheumatologists can help diagnose these and make sure your child gets the right care.
Seattle Children's has the only rheumatology program in the Pacific Northwest dedicated to children and teens, 17 and under. At Children's, a team of experts – including doctors, physical and occupational therapists, nurses and social workers – will see your child.