Akron Children's Division of Pediatric Rheumatology provides diagnosis and treatment of patients from birth through adolescence with inflammation of joints and muscles and autoimmune diseases, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, rheumatic fever, enthesitis, Kawasaki syndrome, scleroderma, lupus and others. Read More...
Akron Children's Division of Rheumatology is staffed by board-certified doctors and nurses who specialize in diseases and syndromes that attack or compromise the immune system.
To ensure the best outcome for our patients and their families, our rheumatology specialists often consult with other hospital departments, including staff members from:
We are also actively involved in researching new methods and medications such as those for treating many of these diseases. New medications, such as those for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis, have revolutionized treatment during the last decade.
For patients who require intravenous infusion treatments to manage their illness, Akron Children's has an Outpatient Infusion Center. It's staffed by physicians, residents and a dedicated registered nurse with expertise in pediatric infusion. The Infusion Center's home-like setting helps make treatment less threatening to our young patients.
We know you must have questions about your child's condition. We hope you find these articles and links helpful.
What to expect when coming to Akron Children's
For healthcare providers and nurses
Residency & Fellowships, Medical Students, Nursing and Allied Health
For prospective employees and career-seekers
Our online community that provides inspirational stories and helpful information.