Treatments for Lupus

Your Child's Care Begins Here

Although the cause of lupus is unknown, it usually occurs in kids with genetic susceptibility and exposed to environmental triggers, such as ultra-violet radiation. Most people with lupus are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 44, though symptoms and diagnosis may occur much earlier. 

There currently isn't a cure for lupus, but the symptoms can be controlled. Our pediatric rheumatologists will work with you and other specialists on a plan to prevent flare-ups in your child.

Treatments We Provide

Biologics

These new drugs are called “biologics” because they’re made from active biological material, rather than chemical compounds. Many are monoclonal antibodies, or drugs that behave like human antibodies trained to attack a specific threat to the immune system. Some of these medications are given through skin injections or intravenous infusion. Patients have access to the top-notch on-site infusion center.

Non-Biological Disease Modifying Ant-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs)

Different chemical treatments, such as low dose Methotrexate, may be needed to control a child’s JIA.

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Using prescription medicine can be an effective treatment for JIA. Our team continues to monitor children and perform routine follow-ups (often every 2-3 months).

Work With Pediatric Colleagues

Because of the link to the kidneys and blood, our expert rheumatologists consult with other pediatric specialists like kidney doctors to build the best treatment plan.