Randy Cron, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine
Director, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
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Pediatric Rheumatology was created in the summer of 2007 in response to a great need for pediatric rheumatic care in the state of Alabama, the largest state population without a Pediatric Rheumatologist at the time. Pediatric Rheumatology diagnoses and treats children with autoimmune disorders, including juvenile arthritis, lupus, myositis, scleroderma and various vasculitides. A variety of treatment options are available from intra-articular corticosteroid joint injections to newer biologic agents that target inflammatory cytokines. Research covers basic mechanisms of T lymphocyte function , clinical studies of temporomandibular joint arthritis and macrophage activation syndrome and several projects aimed at optimizing the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).