Scleroderma is an extremely rare autoimmune disorder that affects approximately 250 out of every one million Americans. It is estimated that there are around 5,000 to 7,000 children currently diagnosed with it in the United States. The word scleroderma literally translates to ‘hard skin’. This condition is known for dense, thick scar tissue that develops
Perhaps you’ve heard of psoriatic arthritis before but are unsure about what it refers to. Is it psoriasis? Is it arthritis? Is it more of one than the other? Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that board-certified pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Ruy Carassco and our staff treat frequently in children and teenagers here at Pediatric Rheumatology
Many of our patient families have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for their children with autoimmune or autoinflammatory conditions. Board-certified pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Ruy Carrasco and Shelby Brooks, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, have compiled the most frequently asked questions from families and addressed them here. These are unusual times and there is little we can say with 100% certainty.