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A GOSH patient and Occupational Therapist's hands
A GOSH patient and Occupational Therapist's hands


The Rheumatology department is the largest paediatric rheumatology department in the UK, and a pioneering centre for research into musculoskeletal conditions.

The department treats patients with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. We have a special interest in the treatment of children’s.

The team consists of doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, podiatrists and nurses who all work together to support our patients and their families. We also work closely with other specialist departments within the hospital including Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Nephrology. 

Conditions we treat

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis 
  • Arthritis associated with other chronic diseases 
  • Scleroderma 
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis 
  • Vasculitides, including Kawasaki disease and polyarteritis nodosa 
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus 
  • Overlap connective tissue disease 
  • Chronic infantile neurological cutaneous and articular syndrome 
  • Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis 
  • Chronic pain syndrome 
  • Complex regional pain syndrome 
  • Joint hypermobility syndrome 
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 
  • Periodic fever syndromes including Familial Mediterranean fever, Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndrome and other genetic periodic fevers 
  • Mixed connective tissue disease 
  • Overlap connective tissue disease 
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy 
  • Benign joint hypermobility syndrome 

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