Doctor explaining to young patient

Young girl looking up at doctorJuvenile rheumatic diseases can affect each child differently, making the conditions difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat. Perhaps your child has swollen, painful or stiff joints. Other common symptoms include skin rashes, weak muscles, fevers and swollen glands. The rheumatic disease and its symptoms can also impact a broad range of medical and psycho-social issues such as growth problems or difficulty with school and social interactions.

Our pediatric rheumatologists provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for children with problems involving their musculoskeletal system. Our rheumatologists offer a wide range of evaluation and treatments of rheumatic conditions. 

Our specialists walks with you and your child each step of the way—from diagnosis through treatment and ongoing management. In addition to family education, the team identifies support services and can coordinate with home health to assure your child receives comprehensive care for symptom relief.

Multidisciplinary approach to care

The medical professionals on the pediatric rheumatology team are committed to providing skilled, compassionate care in an environment targeted to the needs of your child and your family. The multidisciplinary team3 includes:

  • Lurie Children's specialists, board-certified in pediatrics and rheumatology
  • Registered nurses
  • Child psychologists

Conditions

When it comes to diagnosing and treating your infant, child or adolescent’s medical condition, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital1 offers the kind of care every parent hopes for in a location that’s close to home, including:

  • A comprehensive range of nationally recognized specialty care
  • Convenient access to more than 150 pediatric specialists at Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital and the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center2
  • The latest advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies

In addition, the CDH Pediatric Emergency Department is IDPH Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and is designated by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center.


Related Resources

Pediatric Specialist Directory for Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital: Find a Pediatric specialist.

Legal Information
1

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

2

The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

3

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.