Vasculitis Clinic

The Vascultis Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic combining the expertise and cooperative working relationship of Pediatric Rheumatology and Pediatric Nephrology. This clinic was founded at Children's Hospital of Michigan in 2002. It allows families to make a visit to the clinic, and at that time see both a pediatric rheumatologist and pediatric nephrologist. This streamlines communication for the family who receives a single message from the Vasculitis team members. This approach allows the patient to benefit from the complementary skill sets from two different pediatric specialists in one setting. Children cared for in this clinic typically have autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Wegener's granulomatosis, Takayasu's arteritis, and other more rare forms of vasculitis.