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Learning About Pediatric Rheumatology

Understanding pediatric rheumatologic conditions may help you and your family better cope with your child’s disease. At the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center, one of the more common conditions we treat is arthritis. This disease causes inflammation of the joints and is accompanied by symptoms of swelling, limited motion and pain.

Many forms of arthritis may occur in children under the age of 18. They can be caused by reactions to infections or viruses or by inflammatory diseases, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis. If left untreated, arthritis can damage the joints and surrounding tissue, which can alter growth, and in some cases involving the legs, cause walking difficulties and hip and back problems. Some patients may also develop inflammation of the eye, which if not recognized and treated, can result in scarring of the lens and permanent vision damage.

Another rheumatic condition treated by our program is periodic fever syndrome – a disorder resulting from a heightened inflammatory response. Children with this disease may experience three or more cases of unexplained, non-infectious fever that occur at least seven days apart over the course of six months.

When diagnosed early and treated effectively, patients with pediatric rheumatic conditions can have improved outcomes. Sometimes their disease may even go into remission.

Other pediatric rheumatic conditions that we treat at our program include:

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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Atlantic Medical Group
1-800-247-9580

Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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Atlantic Medical Group

More than 600 community-based health care providers.
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