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Rheumatism in children how can be diagnosed and treated?

Rheumatic diseases are a group of rare diseases that can affect children and adults. Their cause is immunological. The immune system’s function is to defend the body against various microbes. The system begins to attack joint cells as foreign bodies, causing damage. It is classified as a chronic disease that needs treatment that may extend for life.

Attacking the immune system on joint cells as foreign bodies leads to the possibility of various diseases, including:

  • Arthritis in children

  • Lupus

  • Scleroderma and internal tissues

What are the possible symptoms of rheumatism? Some children may suffer from some symptoms for certain periods and then disappear, but they reappear again, and they may come back worse. On the other hand, some children suffer from some symptoms for a short period of time once or twice, and then the symptoms disappear completely:
  • Joint pain that increases when you wake up

  • Swelling in the joints, usually seen in large joints such as the knee

  • Difficulty walking and doing daily activities

  • Skin rash

  • Joint heat

  • Fever (High Temperature)

  • Anorexia

  • Slow growth process

How can a child be diagnosed with rheumatism?

The specialist doctor resorts to different diagnostic methods due to the difficulty of using a specific method for diagnosis, so the specialist doctor may resort to a procedure:

1- Blood tests

  • Complete blood count (CBC)

  • antinuclear antibodies (ANA)

  • Complementary test to measure the proportion of complement proteins

  • Rheumatoid factor (RF) test

  • C-reactive protein (CRP) assay

  • Sedimentation rate (ESR) test

2- X-rays

  • Tomography

  • X ray

  • Radioisotopes for bone imaging

  • MRI

Can rheumatism be cured?

Rheumatism is one of the chronic diseases that need a treatment plan and continuous follow-up by a specialist doctor. There are drug treatments

, exercising and using compresses In some cases, the doctor may resort to surgical intervention

In the Intermed Clinic, we have more than 12 subspecialties specialized in diagnosing all your child's health problems:

  1. General Pediatrics

  2. Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic

  3. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, and Nutrition Clinic

  4. Pediatric endocrinology and diabetes clinic

  5. Chest diseases and sleep disorders children

  6. Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

  7. Children's Immunology and Allergy Clinic

  8. Children's Neurology Clinic

  9. Children's Developmental Disorders Clinic

  10. Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic

  11. Pediatric Surgery

  12. Pediatric Urology Clinic

  13. Vaccinations for children and infants

At Intermed Clinic, we strive to achieve better health care for every patient. Intermed Clinic is comprehensive and integrated care in one place for you and your family.

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