No.  Your child’s rheumatologist works as a partner with your general pediatrician.   Kids with juvenile arthritis will continue to have all of the same common medical needs that any other child has, and these are best provided for by their pediatrician.  However, it’s...

This is the first book in a series, published by Dr. Lowe, designed to address some of the biggest challenges facing children with autoimmune conditions. Many children have severe anxiety and fear regarding injections. This book is based on the true story of a young bo...

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Dr. Lowe talks discusses growing pains and how to distinguish growing pains from something more serious.

Dr. Lowe explains what the term "flat feet" means and how to identify it in children. He also talks about simple solutions for children having pain related to this condition. 

If you are feeling well and are no longer having any signs or symptoms of active disease, that is not a coincidence, and your medications are working.  This symptom-free state is known as remission.  How long you should continue on your medications after remission is a...

Should I stop my child's arthritis medication because she is sick?

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and rheumatoid arthritis are different conditions.  Although they are both autoimmune types of arthritis, the optimal approach to treatment is often significantly different.  JIA was originally called Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (J...

Many children have a fear of injections.  Those fears arise from not knowing what to expect and common misconceptions about how much it will hurt or how big the needle will be.  To alleviate fears and to set your child up for a successful injection, it is important to...

March 24, 2018

A lot of parents are justifiably anxious when they find out their child has tested positive for antinuclear antibodies (ANA). However, a positive test result, by itself, does NOT mean your child has an autoimmune condition. Many, many normal individuals will test posit...

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