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Cardinal Glennon / Services & Programs / Pediatric Rheumatology

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and teens with autoimmune diseases. Our SLUCare Physician Group rheumatologists also see patients in offices throughout the region. Because we only treat children, we are experts in how these conditions impact your child and your family at home and at school. Our caring and supportive team will work closely with you to create an individualized treatment plan, ensuring your child’s needs are met.

Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric rheumatologists offer comprehensive care for the following conditions:

  • All sub-types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Connective tissue diseases (CTD)
  • Febrile syndromes
  • Hypermobility
  • Systemic lupus (SLE)
  • Vasculitis
  • Other immunological diseases

Our Research

Our division conducts extensive research with a focus on immunological studies in JIA, SLE, and CTD. We have published over 200 papers on JIA, SLE, etc. and have presented over 230 abstracts at National Meetings. Our research specializes in JIA, SLE, and Innate/Adaptive Immunity with biomarker studies in JIA. Our Pediatric Rheumatology clinic is the largest in the state of Missouri and was the first established in the state in 1968. It is also the largest in the United States.

When you choose SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, you can be confident you will be getting the best possible care for your child’s immunological health. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today.

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