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Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: Rheumatology Clinic

Description:
The Rheumatology Clinic caters for children with the full range of rheumatic diseases (diseases of the joints or connective tissues) of childhood, such as childhood arthritis.

Diseases treated at the clinic include:

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA):
Long-term Arthritis of Childhood which is not caused by infection, another disease or injury. This is the most common form of arthritis in children and teenagers.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE):
SLE which is often called just "lupus", can affect any part of the body, and is characterised by a hypersensitised immune system which attacks healthly organs.

Juvenile Dermatomyositis:
The chronic swelling of muscles and skin.

Other conditions treated at the clinic include:
Scleroderma, Periodic Fevers and other autoinflammatory conditions, such as Vasculitis.

Patients with confirmed or suspected diseases of the joints or connective tissues can be referred to this clinic by a doctor.

Instructions:
Venue: S20, Red Cross War Memorial Hospital
Days and times: Tuesday (12:00-17:00)
Head: Dr Chris Scott
Telephonic consultations: 021 658 5111 (ask for the paediatric rheumatologist on call)
Appointments: 021 658 5311 (Doctors are free to make appointments)
For more information e-mail: chris.scott@uct.ac.za
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Government Body: (Department of Health, Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 5 September 2013