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Pediatric Autoimmune Disease & Rheumatology

At UVA, we provide care for infants, children and teens with rheumatic diseases. Autoimmune (rheumatic) diseases occur when your immune system starts to attack your body's healthy cells, tissues and organs.
Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric Autoimmune Disease & Rheumatology

At UVA, we provide care for infants, children and teens with rheumatic diseases. Autoimmune (rheumatic) diseases occur when your immune system starts to attack your body's healthy cells, tissues and organs.

Although autoimmune disease is rare in children, many conditions have similar symptoms and diagnosis can be challenging.  

Pediatric Rheumatology
Pediatric Rheumatology

Common Autoimmune Diseases

Common autoimmune diseases among children include:

Continuous Care As Your Child Grows

Symptoms of Autoimmune Diseases

Your child may experience vague symptoms, including:

  • Tiredness/fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Rashes
  • Weight loss
  • Slight fever
  • Diffuse joint pain
  • Dry eyes/mouth 
For the most part, autoimmune diseases are chronic and need lifelong monitoring and care. But medication can help reduce or stop the damage caused by some diseases. Our physicians can help your child transition from pediatric care to adult care.

We offer appointments through doctor referrals only.

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