The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology is a specialty of Pediatrics that deals with the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Rheumatological conditions. This includes autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system and other organs in children.

In rheumatic conditions, the immune system is unable to make a distinction between harmful invaders and the body's healthy tissues as it starts to counteract by releasing chemicals that cause joint swelling, pain, and other manifestations in the body. Children suffering from these diseases experience a significant drop in their quality of life as the inflammation and pain impedes them from performing physical activities necessary for their development.

We also look after mechanical pains in children including assessment of hypermobility, flat feet, anterior knee pain and other conditions.

Here at the Pediatric Rheumatology Division, we understand how precious your child is. Our multidisciplinary team's approach aligns with our mission to provide our patients with the best care to ensure healthy and energetic growth.

Why choose SSMC?

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology includes a multidisciplinary team led by experienced consultants specializing in Pediatric Rheumatology. We adopt a multifaceted, holistic approach when assessing and treating unusual cases of autoimmune or autoinflammatory diseases. Working closely with physiotherapists, podiatrists, clinical pharmacists, nurses, and psychologists, when needed, our team fully utilizes SSMC's advanced technological capabilities to deliver the finest medical care conceivable.

Special technology & unique devices

  • Intra articular Triamcinoӏone Hexacetonide (Long acting steroid) injections for pediatric patients in our clinic and if needed, we give it under general anesthesia.
  • Day Care Infusions of Intravenous steroids, biologic treatment, chemotherapy, Rituхimab, IVIG, Bisphosphonate for rheumatology patients.
  • Assessment of possible recurrent fever syndrome to know its underlying causes.

Consultants and specialists