Chapter 37. Rheumatologic Conditions

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician1,2,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow3 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer4,5
  1. Roger Allen MBBS, FRACP Paediatric Rheumatologist and
  2. Jane Munro MBBS, FRACP, MPH Paediatric Rheumatologist

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch37

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Allen, R. and Munro, J. (2009) Rheumatologic Conditions, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch37

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 5

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • rheumatologic conditions;
  • evaluation of arthritis/arthralgia;
  • causes of arthritis/arthralgia in childhood;
  • juvenile idiopathic arthritis;
  • Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP);
  • irritable hip (transient synovitis), septic arthritis and Kawasaki disease;
  • postinfectious arthritis - acute rheumatic fever;
  • non-inflammatory causes of joint pain;
  • benign hypermobility;
  • other rheumatological disorders


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Evaluation of arthritis/arthralgia

  • Causes of arthritis/arthralgia in childhood

  • Postinfectious arthritis

  • Non-inflammatory causes of joint pain

  • Other rheumatological disorders