Rheumatic diseases - arthritis, periodic fever syndromes, connective tissue disease and vasculitis

Paediatric rheumatology encompasses a wide range inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions in children, many of which require specific expertise for prompt diagnosis and optimal management. The commonest of the inflammatory conditions is Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis, which affects up to 1 in 1000 Australian children. Other inflammatory conditions managed by paediatric rheumatologists include juvenile dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitides, periodic fever syndromes and various forms of scleroderma. Paediatric rheumatologists also have expertise in the diagnosis of many non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions which may frequently mimic inflammatory disease.

The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping diagnose and manage paediatric rheumatic conditions in children and adolescents: