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Rheumatology

The Paediatric Rheumatology Service at John Hunter Children's Hospital provides assistance to children and young people who have symptoms suggestive of an autoimmune/inflammatory disease or musculoskeletal pain.

Paediatric Rheumatologists diagnose and treat complex inflammatory diseases that affect muscles, joints and connective tissues, which includes conditions such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, known as rheumatic diseases.

Information sheets
Videos

Kids get arthritis too

What is Juvenile Dermatomyositis? A resource for families

What is Juvenile Dermatomyositis? Looking ahead

What is Juvenile Dermatomyositis? Family Life and School

What is Juvenile Dermatomyositis? Medication and Nutrition

What is Juvenile Dermatomyositis? Physiotherapy and the CMAS

What is Juvenile Dermatomyositis? Sun awareness

Accessing the Paediatric Rheumatology Service

A GP or specialist referral is required. Your health professional can fax a referral to the Paediatric Outpatient Department on (02)49 223904.

Contact

John Hunter Children's Hospital Administration
8.00am - 4.40pm (Monday to Friday)
Ph: (02)49 213670 for all appointment enquiries