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Dr. Edelheit and patientsThe pediatric rheumatologists at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center evaluate, diagnose and provide therapeutic services to children with a range of conditions affecting the joints and muscles.

The field of rheumatology covers a wide range of conditions and we understand that everyday living may be challenging for children and their families.

Connecticut Children’s board-certified physicians, physical and occupational therapists, nurses and family support service providers work as a team to provide the best patient- and family-centered care. We are committed to providing specialized treatment for your child’s unique needs in an environment designed especially for kids.

Rheumatic conditions we treat include:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Inflammatory muscle disease
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Known or suspected rheumatic diseases
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Undiagnosed musculoskeletal pain
  • Vasculitis

The rheumatology team works closely with other specialists at Connecticut Children’s to provide comprehensive care for our patients. Depending on your child’s unique medical needs, our rheumatologists may consult with a variety of specialists from allergy and immunology, cancer and blood diseases, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, nutrition, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, and pulmonary medicine.


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