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Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.
Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis (JAS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and the sites where the muscles, tendons, and ligaments are attached to bone. Learn more about this condition.
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare disease that causes muscle inflammation and a skin rash. It is one of the conditions in a group of conditions called the dermatomyositis/polymyositis complex and is the condition most often seen in children. Learn more about this condition.
Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue. Learn more about this condition.
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a condition that involves swelling (inflammation) of small blood vessels. Learn more about this condition.
Kawasaki disease is a form of vasculitis, or blood vessel inflammation, that primarily affects children. Learn more about this condition.
Rheumatic fever is a complex disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels and brain. Learn more about this condition.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a disease that causes your body’s immune system to attack its own cells and tissues. Learn more about this condition.
There are two forms of scleroderma: localized scleroderma and systemic sclerosis. Localized scleroderma may involve patches of the skin on the trunk, arms, legs or head. Systemic sclerosis is a chronic, degenerative disease that affects the joints, skin, and internal organs. Learn more about these conditions.
Psoriatic arthritis is a rare form of arthritis or joint inflammation that affects both skin and joints. Learn more about this condition.
There are two forms of scleroderma: localized and systemic.