RHEUMATOLOGY

Skeletal Malignancies and Related Disorders

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Introduction One of the challenges of pediatric rheumatology is the broad spectrum of conditions ranging from the benign to the potentially life-limiting childhood malignancies that may present with relatively nonspecific…

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Noninflammatory Musculoskeletal Pain

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Musculoskeletal pain of noninflammatory origin is common in childhood and is a frequent cause of referral to pediatric rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, and primary care physicians. Noninflammatory causes…

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Primary Disorders of Connective Tissue

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Introduction Primary disorders of connective tissue encompass a diverse range of single gene disorders that alter the function of connective tissue cells and their extracellular matrices. The mutations have major…

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Infectious Arthritis and Osteomyelitis

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Musculoskeletal infection can be considered a medical emergency, and as such it is critically important for rheumatologists to make a diagnosis quickly. Accurate diagnosis is essential to successful treatment, which…

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Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Systemic Disease

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Many nonrheumatic systemic disorders cause musculoskeletal signs or symptoms, most commonly arthralgia, arthritis, myalgia, or bone pain. Sometimes these are trivial; however, occasionally they are the presentations of the underlying…

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Pharmacology: Biologics

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Biologics are different from nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in that they are produced by biologic processes rather than chemical syntheses and target specific, well-defined molecules expressed on cells or…

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Kawasaki Disease

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Historical Background Kawasaki disease (KD) is one of the most common vasculitides of childhood. It has the potential to cause severe complications, significant morbidity, and even mortality. Expeditious treatment can…

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Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Associated Vasculitis

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Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a group of vasculitides characterized by small- to medium-sized blood vessel inflammation, clinically overlapping features, and the presence of ANCA. This group of…

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Other Vasculitis

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Cogan Syndrome Cogan syndrome was first described in 1945 by Dr. David Cogan, an ophthalmologist, who described four patients who developed near simultaneously interstitial keratitis and vestibular-auditory symptoms, which led…

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