Pediatric Rheumatology

Dr. Ankur Kamdar, Dr. Monica Bray, Annjeanette Smith, RN, and Maria Benitez, MA, work together to care for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, autoinflammatory disorders, and multisystem autoimmune disorders. They work closely with other subspecialists to provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary care. Dr. Kamdar and Dr. Bray both also see patients for inpatient consults at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. They have a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine in the clinic with the capability to perform diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound on pediatric patients of all ages. They provide medical education to medical students, pediatric resident training physicians and adult rheumatology fellow training physicians. 

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA):
Systemic JIA
Oligoarticular JIA
Polyarticular JIA
Psoriatic JIA
JIA, Enthesitis-Related Arthritis (ERA)

Multi-system autoimmune disorders:
Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematous (pSLE)
Pediatric Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (pMCTD)
Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM)
Juvenile Systemic Sclerosis (JSSc)
Pediatric Sjogren Syndrome (pSS)

Chronic vasculitides:
ANCA-associated Vasculitis (AAV)
Takayasu’s Arteritis (TAK)
Polyarteritis Nodosum (PAN)

Monophasic vasculitides:
Kawasaki Disease (KD)
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
lg-A associated Vasculitis (lgAV)

Inflammatory bone disease:
Nonbacterial Osteomyelitis (NBO)

Deep inflammatory skin disorders:
Localized Scleroderma
Eosinophilic Fasciitis (EF)

Periodic fever syndromes:
Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis (PFAPA)
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
Cryopyrin Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS)
Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS)
Other rare autoinflammatory disease

Other conditions:                                                                                                                                                          Raynaud’s Syndrome
Reactive Arthritis
Behcet Disease
Pediatric Sarcoidosis
Rheumatic Fever
Pediatric Uveitis
Pulmonary Capillaritis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease associated arthritis