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Rheumatology: specialties

Main diseases

Some of the most commonly treated diseases at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital include:

Youth idiopathic arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis

The most common rheumatic disease in children. Appropriate early treatment prevents the onset of sequelae.

It is not covered by public health

Paediatric vasculitis

We research Kawasaki disease and other forms of vasculitis. We offer a comprehensive approach to patients.

It is not covered by public health

Non-infectious chronic uveitis

20% of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis have chronic anterior uveitis, a complication requiring specialised care.

It is not covered by public health

Osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta

We have a multidisciplinary unit for the management of patients with bone fragility.

It is not covered by public health

Juvenile dermatomyositis

A disease that affects muscles, skin and other organs. It requires strict monitoring by a team with experience in its diagnosis and treatment.

It is not covered by public health

Autoinflammatory diseases

Diseases with a complex diagnosis characterised by recurrent fevers. We are at the forefront of their genetic study and treatment.

It is not covered by public health

Systemic lupus erythematosus

This is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs. Working together with numerous specialists is very important.

It is not covered by public health

Localised and systemic scleroderma

We have specific protocols for its diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

It is not covered by public health

The Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Unit of SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Offering the best treatments allows us to improve the quality of life of the children and adolescents who visit our hospital.

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