Pediatric Rheumatology for Adults

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Adults with Pediatric Rheumatic Illness (CAPRI) provides a continuum of care from pediatric to adult rheumatology, with a particular devotion to the multidisciplinary treatment of adults with childhood-onset arthritis and inflammatory disorders. In collaboration with pediatric rheumatologists from Children’s Hospital, Center staff work with physical therapists, occupational therapists and orthopedic surgeons to provide optimal care for patients as they transition from their pediatric providers and then throughout their adult lives.

CAPRI coordinates services and provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions of childhood, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), systemic lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue disorders. In general, patients should be at least 16 years old at the time of transition, although exceptions can be made for younger patients on a case-by-case basis.

Our CAPRI Team

Learn more about the CAPRI team, including their clinical and research specialties:

Our Referral Information

For more information about the hospital or scheduling an appointment with one of our pediatric rheumatologists, patients and physicians should visit our Referral Information Page.

CAPRI Research

Learn about what the Division’s research group, part of the Musculoskeletal Research Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Biomedical Research Institute, is doing to improve diagnosis and treatment for patients with arthritis.


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