Maria Carolina dos Santos

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OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and angiographic characteristics of Takayasu's arteritis in Brazilian children and adolescents. METHODS A retrospective data collection was performed in 71 children and adolescents followed in 10 Brazilian reference centers in Pediatric Rheumatology. The evaluation was carried out in three different time points: from(More)
INTRODUCTION Paediatric rheumatology (PR) is an emerging specialty, practised by a limited number of specialists. Currently, there is neither a record of the profile of rheumatology patients being treated in Brazil nor data on the training of qualified rheumatology professionals in the country. OBJECTIVE To investigate the profile of PR specialists and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate pulmonary hypertension (PH) in 852 childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) patients. This was a large multicenter study conducted in 10 Pediatric Rheumatology Services of São Paulo state, Brazil. PH was defined as systolic pulmonary artery pressure >35 mmHg and/or measurement of the mean pulmonary artery(More)
Incidence of infectious diseases is higher in children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases than in the general population due to disease activity, possible immune deficiency secondary to the disease itself, or the use of immunosuppressive drugs. Vaccination is effective in reducing morbidity and mortality in those patients. The objective of this study(More)
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) and rheumatic fever are diseases that can start with cardiac features, making the diagnosis difficult. There are reports of association of RF with Takayasu's arteritis beginning with cardiac involvement in pediatric patients. The aim of this study is to report the possible association of RF and TA in patients with cardiac(More)
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