Clinical Services

The Division of Rheumatology offers consultation and co-management services to children with the full spectrum of pediatric rheumatic diseases to the State of Indiana and environs. We evaluate approximately 1500 new consultations every year, and have nearly 5000 ambulatory visits a year. We limit our consultations to children from the newborn period to the 18th birthday; older adolescents are referred to the Rheumatology service in the Department of Medicine. Our team provides consultation for a broad range of rheumatic diseases including but not confined to:

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and related conditions
  • Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Childhood myositis (dermatomyositis and polymyositis)
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Systemic scleroderma
  • Localized scleroderma (en coup de sabre, morphea, Parry-Romberg, etc.)
  • Systemic vasculitis (polyarteritis nodosa, microscopic PAN, granulomatosus with polyangiitis, Takayasu arteritis, etc.)
  • Rare inflammatory disorders, including Beh├žet disease, sarcoidosis, primary angiitis of the central nervous system
  • Autoinflammatory diseases including hyper-IgD syndrome, TRAPS, cold induced autoinflammatory syndrome (CAPS), NOMID, Muckle-Wells, PFAPA syndrome, etc.

Outpatient diagnostic and referral services are available for children with a variety of pain syndromes.

Inpatient consultations are available round the clock for patients at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. When patients with rheumatic disease are admitted to hospital, the primary service managing their care is the Pediatric Hospitalist service, with consultation from us.