Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015
Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals
Table of Contents
Demystifying the Positive Antinuclear Antibody Test in Children: A Clinical Review
Martha Rodriguez, MD; Melissa S. Tesher, MD; and Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD
Juvenile Fibromyalgia: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment
Melissa S. Tesher, MD
Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Complicated by Macrophage Activation Syndrome
Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD
Great Vessels of Children: Takayasu’s Arteritis
Deirdre de Ranieri, MD
Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Children
Arzu Soybilgic, MD
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1. Describe the indications for ordering an antinuclear antibody (ANA) and how to interpret the significance of a positive ANA.
2. Describe the most effective interventions for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome.
3. Describe the clinical and laboratory features of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
4. Identify the clinical features of large vessel vasculitis, such as Takayasu’s arteritis, and describe the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease.
5. Describe the varied clinical presentations of neuropsychiatric lupus in children.
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Reviewer names: Thomas J. Selva, MD, CME Director, Pediatric Annals; Stanford T. Shulman, Editor-in-chief, Pediatric Annals
Guest Editor: Melissa S. Tesher, MD
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