Pediatric Rheumatology wing

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

Shahbag, Dhaka

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is the premier Postgraduate Medical Institution of the country. It bears the heritage to Institute of Postgraduate Medical Research (IPGMR) which was established in December 1965. In the year 1998 the Government converted IPGMR into a Medical University for expanding the facilities for higher medical education and research in the country. It has an enviable reputation for providing high quality postgraduate education in different specialties. The university has strong link with other professional bodies at home and abroad. The university is expanding rapidly and at present, the university has many departments equipped with modern technology for service, teaching and research. Besides education, the university plays the vital role of promoting research activities in various discipline of medicine. Since its inception, the university has also been delivering general and specialized clinical service as a tertiary level healthcare center.

Pediatric rheumatological diseases are the commonest cause of childhood morbidity and disability. These have long been difficult to diagnose. More challenging was the treatment of these children. But they are now recognized with an increasing frequency, leading to earlier diagnosis and improved clinical care.

Pediatric rheumatology was virtually non-existent in our country. The pediatric medicine department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University is trying to provide services to these children in an organized manner since the year 2000. There is a follow up outdoor clinic, which runs three days in a week.

  • JIA clinic – every Tuesday 8 am – 1 pm
  • SLE clinic – every Wednesday 8am – 1 pm
  • Other rheumatological problems – every Thursday 8 am – 1pm
  • Closed in government holidays.

At any time, a good number of patients are admitted and are also getting optimum anagement in the indoor. A good number of research projects have been conducted, most of them are hospital based. Two of the faculties have achieved membership of Pediatric Rheumatology International Trial Organization (PRINTO) as well.