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Rheumatology

Pediatric Rheumatology at MUSC Children's Health is a subspecialty, offering expertise in the diagnosis of:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Musculoskeletal pain syndromes
  • Periodic and prolonged fever conditions
  • Multisystem inflammatory conditions
  • Connective tissue diseases

Treatment strategies are designed to address all aspects of the child’s life through multidisciplinary, comprehensive, compassionate care. Our rheumatology specialists collaborate with all the subspecialties including ophthalmology, dermatology, orthopaedics, nephrology, neurology and psychology.

Services We Offer

  • Arthrocentesis and intra-articular steroid injections
  • Infusion related therapies:
    • Abatacept
    • Cyclophosphamide
    • Infliximab
    • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
    • Rituximab
    • Solu-Medrol
    • Tocilizumab
  • Other outpatient therapies, including:
    • Adalimumab
    • Anakinra
    • Azathioprine
    • Canakinumab
    • Etanercept
    • Golimumab
    • Hydroxychloroquine
    • Leflunomide
    • Methotrexate
    • Mycophenolate mofetil
    • NSAIDs
    • Prednisone
    • Rilonacept

Rheumatology Conditions We Treat

  • Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), including;
    • Oligoarticular JIA
    • Polyarticular JIA
    • Enthesitis-related arthritis (Spondyloarthropathy)
    • Systemic JIA
    • Psoriatic JIA
  • Localized scleroderma
  • Neonatal lupus
  • Periodic fever syndrome
  • Postinfectious arthritis/reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus(SCLE)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Systemic sclerosis/Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis, including:
    • ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV)
    • Behcet's disease
    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
    • Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP)
    • Hypermobility syndromes

Locations

Specialty Care Mount Pleasant

2705 Highway 17
Suite 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

843-876-2222

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Specialty Care North Charleston

2750 Dantzler Drive
Unit 102
North Charleston, SC 29406

843-876-2222

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Rutledge Tower

135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

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Children's Health at Beaufort

1055 Ribaut Road
20 A
Beaufort, SC 29902

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Our Care Team