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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

Lashonda James Patient Story

Lashonda James
Read about Lashonda's experience with MUSC Children's Health.


Childrens Health at Beaufort

1055 Ribaut Road
20 A
Beaufort, SC 29902

Rheumatology North Charleston

R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion
2250 Mall Drive
Floor: 2
North Charleston, SC 29406
Scheduling: 843-792-9729

Specialty Care Mount Pleasant

2705 Highway 17
Suite 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Main: 843-876-2222

Specialty Care Summerville

4330 Ladson Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Main: 843-876-2222

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