Lupus

About Your Child's Care and Condition

This auto-immune disease attacks multiple systems, including the joints, blood and organs such as the kidneys. Symptoms can also include fatigue, rash, mouth ulcers and hair loss. Because symptoms are broad, vary from person to person and often come and go, it can be hard to diagnose and treat lupus.

We're proud to have a specialized pediatric rheumatology team, with experts at diagnosing and treating children with lupus and other auto-immune disorders. Our doctors will also coordinate with other specialists at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in radiology, orthopedics, nephrology, immunology, palliative care and rehabilitation to provide comprehensive care to your child.