Treatment of rheumatic diseases in children: Special considerations

Diana S. Milojevic, Norman T. Ilowite

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The goals of treatment of rheumatic diseases in children are to control the disease process while ensuring normal nutrition, growth, and development. The choice of antirheumatic drugs is similar in children and adults, but the doses, treatment schedules, and susceptibility to toxicity can differ considerably. In addition to differences between adult and pediatric diseases themselves, it is important for the rheumatologist who treats children to be cognizant of the impact of nutritional, developmental, and growth issues and differential susceptibility to toxicity of various treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-482
Number of pages22
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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