Dr. Amieleena Chhabra | Pediatric Rheumatologist

Dr-Amieleena-Chabbra

Dr. Amieleena Chhabra

Consultant, Pediatric Rheumatologist

Dr. Amieleena Chhabra

Dr Amieleena Chhabra is an experienced  Pediatric Rheumatologist & Immunologist. She is an expert in treating children with swelling and pain in joints (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis), connective tissue diseases like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis like Kawasaki & Takayasu Disease, inflammatory muscle disease, periodic and recurrent fevers with rashes, immunodeficiencies, gait disturbances to name a few of  autoimmune, autoinflammatory and immunodeficiencies in children.

Degree: MBBS, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences.Karad, Maharashtra; MD Pediatrics, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun; Training in Pediatric Rheumatology & Immunology, PGI Chandigarh; Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship,(RCPSC) BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada & EULAR Autoinflammatory Disease Fellowship, Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School) USA & Hospital for Sick Kids, University Of Toronto, Canada

Experience: 8 years

Keen interest and expertise in:

  • Children with arthritis
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Inflammatory muscle diseases
  • Gait disturbances
  • Periodic fevers and autoinflammatory diseases
For appointments please call on 011 4211 1111.

FAQs about Pediatric Rheumatology

OPD Timings:
Friday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Consultation Fees: Rs 1600

What does a Pediatric Rheumatologist do?

A Pediatric Rheumatologist assesses and treats children with immune defects, painful and swollen joints and back pain. Conditions like juvenile idiopathic arthritis, rashes, recurrent and periodic fevers, systemic lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue disorders, inflammation of blood vessels causing vasculitis like Kawasaki disease & Takayasu diseases, inflammatory muscle diseases, gait disturbances.

If you notice painful joints, difficulty in walking, limp, backaches, recurrent fevers, recurrent stomachaches, recurrent breathing difficulties, periodic fevers, rash, recurrent sore throats, redness of eyes, low immunity in your child consult a pediatric rheumatologist.

What are the procedures offered by a Pediatric Rheumatologist?

  • Intraarticular medication injections for swollen and painful joints to get immediate relief from pain and swelling.
  • Skin biopsies -punch biopsies for confirming vasculitis, HSP and other rheumatic skin conditions.
  • Kidney biopsies for staging and planning treatment of kidney diseases in systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, HSP, and other connective tissue diseases.
  • Bone marrow Biopsies for confirming Macrophage Activation syndromes and ruling out other conditions prior to therapy.

Publications

  • Chhabra A, Oen K, Huber AM, Shiff NJ, Boire G, Benseler SM, et al;ReACCh-Out Investigators. Real-World Effectiveness of Common Treatment Strategies for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Results from a Canadian Cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 May 10. doi:10.1002/acr.23922. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Chhabra A, Lam JM, Rhemus W. Tongue Involvement in Parry-Romberg Syndrome. J.Rheumatol. 2017 Sep;44(9):1412.
  • Chhabra A, Huber AM ,Shiff N, Boire G,Oen K,Guzam J on behalf of the ReACCh-Out Investigators-Effectiveness of common treatment Strategies for Juvenile Arthritis in  Usual Practice: Results from the Research in Arthritis in Canadian Children emphasizing outcomes cohort .Arthritis Rheumatol 2017;69

Awards and Recognitions

  • Member of Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Association (CARRA), USA and Canadian association of pediatric rheumatology investigators (CAPRI) Canada and actively involved in clinical and transitional research for better treatment strategies and management of children with rheumatic diseases.
  • Distinction in pathology, microbiology and pharmacology in university exam in MBBS
  • Best oral presentation – Blistering Lesion in a Teen with SLE, Canadian Rheumatology Association Conference 2018
  • Final year MBBS ranked 6th in a batch of 120 students
  • 2nd prize in poster presentation in Pedicon Uttarakhand Conference 2011
  • 2nd prize in the paper in Pedicon Uttrakhand Conference 2010
  • Participated in IAP Quiz state level at Agra – September 2010
  • 1st rank in Pediatric Residency exit exams.

Tips for Parenting and Child Care

Post COVID Illness in Children: MIS-C

As the second wave of COVID-19 began to peter out in India, post COVID-19 effects began to roll in, with Mucormycosis/black fungus and now MIS-C. 

Antenatal Hydronephrosis: Causes & Treatments

Nina Uppal was informed during an anomaly scan at 20 weeks that she has antenatal hydronephrosis, a condition in which the fetus’ kidneys swell up because of fluid retained within them. 

Anxious about her baby’s well-being, she asked her doctor about the condition.

What is antenatal hydronephrosis?

Antenatal or fetal hydronephrosis is a common condition that occurs in 1-5% of pregnancies.

Allergic Rhinitis in Children: Triggers and Treatment

Amyra Patel, 3 years old, had multiple bouts of sneezing and a runny nose every morning since she started playschool three months ago. She often had a blocked nose and her mother found her snoring 3-4 nights in a week. Amyra’s teacher also noted that the child appeared drowsy in class and uninterested in activities that she would otherwise enjoy. 

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