The Division of Rheumatology provides both outpatient consultation and management, and inpatient consultation. There are approximately 4,000 outpatient visits per year, for conditions including:.
The division has special clinical interests in rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile-onset arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, viral arthritis, and vasculitis.
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Juvenile Onset Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Viral Arthritis
The staff of the pediatric rheumatology at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital service, diagnose, and treat patients with signs or symptoms suggestive of a rheumatic disease—arthritis, musculoskeletal (muscle and bone) pain, muscle weakness, unexplained fever, or rash, or both, chronic fatigue, Raynaud's phenomenon, and unexplained multi-system disease. Coordination of care with orthopaedic and rehabilitative services allows the patient to achieve maximum pain relief and ability to live independently while controlling the potential for long term degenerative changes.