Pediatrics in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444635969, 9780444635976

Pediatrics in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Volume 11

2nd Edition

Editors: Thomas Lehman
eBook ISBN: 9780444635976
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444635969
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 20th June 2016
Page Count: 606
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Table of Contents

1 Oligoarticular and Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
2 The Juvenile-Onset Spondyloarthritides
3 Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
4 Macrophage Activation Syndrome
5 Assessment tools in JIA
6 Uveitis
7 Functional pain syndromes
8 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Etiology, Pathogenesis, Clinical Manifestations, and Management
9 Neonatal Lupus Syndromes
10 Juvenile Dermatomyositi
11 Localized scleroderma
12 Juvenile Systemic Sclerosis
13  Autoinflammatory Disorders
15 Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis
16 Kawasaki disease
17 Henoch-Schönlein Purpura, Polyarteritis Nodosa, and Other Vasculitides
18 Pediatric antiphospholipid syndrome
19 Behçet's Disease
20 Pediatric granulomatosis/early onset sarcoidosis
21 Acute Rheumatic Fever
22 Lyme borreliosis
23 TNF-Inhibitors in Pediatric Rheumatology
24 Other biological therapies for JIA
25 Physical Therapy Management of Pediatric Rheumatology Conditions


Pediatrics in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Second Edition, provides a good starting point for physicians and scientists new to the field and for anyone looking for the most up-to-date summary of a particular disease. While many questions are answered, many more are raised for which we do not yet have the answers. The book provides inspiration to readers conducting their own research and helps to answer their questions.

The care of children with systemic autoimmune diseases is moving forward at a rapid pace. The systemic autoimmune diseases of childhood have always represented a special problem for the physicians and scientists who care for the affected children and study their diseases. Some conditions, such as Kawasaki disease, are virtually unique to childhood, while systemic lupus erythematosus, progressive systemic sclerosis, and juvenile onset spondyloarthropathies may be thought of as the early onset of the same disease which is seen in adults. The autoinflammatory disorders appear to be of clear genetic origin, accounting for their frequent discovery in childhood. For many other conditions, such as juvenile dermatomyositis, the relationship between the conditions seen in children and that seen in adults is less certain. This book explores these phenomena, giving users a foundation on which to understand certain diseases.

Key Features

  • Includes completely updated chapters and five new chapters
  • Explains the differences in systemic autoimmune diseases seen in children vs. those seen in adults
  • Covers the latest advances in pathogenesis and clinical management of common conditions seen in pediatric rheumatology practices, benefiting both pediatric and adult rheumatologists, as well as physicians from other specialties
  • Brings the reader up-to-date and allows easy access to individual topics in one place
  • Provides the latest information available in a format that would give the clinician both a clear understanding of what has been done in the past and a scientific basis for deciding what to do for the next afflicted child in their care


Researchers, clinicians, clinical investigators, pathologists, medical students, and graduate students in the biomedical sciences, as well as basic scientists in such fields as immunology, rheumatology, genetics, cell biology and molecular biology


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About the Editors

Thomas Lehman Editor

Professor Thomas J.A. Lehman, Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY and professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Sanford Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, USA, holds 8 prestigious awards including the James T. Cassidy award of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for excellence in teaching, patient care, and training of the next generation of pediatric rheumatologists.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York