• Brief Profile


    Dr Sujata Sawhney is a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi. Her aim is to provide world-class multidisciplinary team care for children afflicted with rheumatological conditions and secondly to conduct training courses to increase awareness about children with these problems. She is a graduate of AFMC Pune, and has completed her MBBS in 1985 with honours in Pathology and Medicine. She served the Indian Navy for five years and then completed M.D. in Paediatrics in 1993. After a two-year senior residency programme at the Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital In New Delhi, she went to the U.K. to pursue higher studies. There she completed MRCP (UK) and trained in Paediatric Rheumatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. On completion of her training programme, she was awarded the CCST (Completion Certificate of specialist training) from the U.K. Medical Royal Colleges.

Questions Answered by me

The ASO is a blood test report that increases 2-4 weeks after the child has been exposed to an infection with a bacteria called streptococcus. As...

Answered on : 15 Feb 2011

The ASO being elevated and the young child complaining of knee pain episodically over the last two years are unrelated as the disease called acute...

Answered on : 18 Jul 2010

The diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a diagnosis of exclusion. There are many causes of joints being...

Answered on : 31 Oct 2009

Benign joint hypermobility is a common and relatively benign condition in children. This is the common cause for joint laxity. Your daughter...

Answered on : 22 Jun 2009

Juvenile arthritis can be an aggressive disease that can potentially damage joints and as a general rule early optimal treatment aims to cause...

Answered on : 16 Mar 2009

Involvement of the small joints of the hands are usually not indicative of a rheumatic arthritis. The pattern here is of a flitting joint pain and...

Answered on : 22 Oct 2008

Juvenile arthritis is an umbrella term that encompasses seven categories of disease. What you seem to describe is axial or back pain in the child...

Answered on : 14 Jul 2008

An elevated ASO titre in isolation is of no significance and may need a course of antibiotics for 7-10 days if there is a recent throat infection...

Answered on : 21 Mar 2008

I will answer your questions pointwise.

  1. No, the ASOT elevation alone is not an indicator to start treatment for acute rheumatic fever....

Answered on : 28 Dec 2007

Your son should be evaluated by a paediatric rheumatologist to ensure that there is no arthritis, though the history given is atypical. In...

Answered on : 24 Oct 2007
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