Our unit maintains a rich cooperation with a number of specialists concerned by these diseases as well as with paramedical staff. This multidisciplinary approach is a cornerstone for the patient's care pathway: for diagnosis and therapeutic follow up as well as pain management and the transition to an adult unit.

Our specialities

The Paediatric Rheumatology Unit treats the following inflammatory systemic diseases: 

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Connective tissue diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, systemic scleroderma
  • Vasculitis: Kawasaki disease, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, polyarteritis nodosa,   Behçet disease
  • Recurrent fever  and other auto-inflammatory syndromes 
  • Familial Mediterranean fever,  cryopyrinopathies, TRAPS, MKD, and other rarer syndromes
  • Multifocal non-infectious osteomyelitis
  • Inflammatory granuomatous disease
  • Uveitis

The department's activity is concentrated in a number of areas: 

  • outpatient consultation
  • the day hospital for children receiving treatment by repeated perfusions 
  • the monitoring of hospitalised children to establish diagnoses and decide treatment 
  • transition from adolescence to an adult team, assured progressively during joint consultations with our rheumatologist who is present on the same campus.
Recherche rhumato


The unit participates actively in a number of multicentre research projects, such as: 

  • clinical trials enabling patients to access new treatments
  • academic studies to deepen knowledge of rheumatic diseases and optimise their long-term treatment.

The unit cooperates with associations of national experts such as the  Belgian Working Group of Pediatric Rheumatology, the Belgium Network for Auto-Inflammatory Diseases and at European level with PreS, PRINTO and SOFREMIP.

Our team

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Our specialists