Rheumatology | Clinical

The clinical activities of the Division are carried out at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center, and the Shriners Hospital for Children. More than 4,000 patient visits occur annually at these sites. Children are seen for rheumatology evaluations at all three outpatient specialty clinics (including the Arthritis Specialty Clinic at Shriners Hospital). Children with immunodeficiencies or issues with immunodsyregulation are cared for by an established team of physicians and nurse practioners. The care and evaluation of our patients is supported by a state-of-the-art diagnostic laboratory which includes all available serologic and cellular testing for rheumatic diseases and immunodeficiencies. In addition to outpatient evaluations, rheumatology and immunodeficiency inpatients are cared for by a dedicated Rheumatology Serivce at St. Louis Children's Hospital and consultations are provided for complex patients admitted from a variety of other Services. A weekly divisional clinical conference is held to review patient management and care from the outpatient clinics and inpatient consults. In addition, the Division has close working interactions with the Adult Rheumatology program in the Department of Internal Medicine, including a shared weekly Grand Rounds and a combined weekly Translational Research Conference.

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