[Macrophage activation syndrome in children with rheumatic disorders: a retrospective study on 6 patients].

@article{Hu2006MacrophageAS,
  title={[Macrophage activation syndrome in children with rheumatic disorders: a retrospective study on 6 patients].},
  author={Jian Hu and Chong-wei Li and Ji-jun Ma and Jing Dong Yin and Xiaomin Wang and Wen-yu Huang and Yong-mei Zhang},
  journal={Zhonghua er ke za zhi = Chinese journal of pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={818-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical manifestations of rheumatic disorders with macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in children. METHODS The authors characterized MAS by carrying out a retrospective study on patients who were identified during the past 12 years in Tianjin Children's Hospital. RESULTS Six cases (4 females, 2 males) were studied. Four had typical systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SOJIA), two had systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with lupus nephritis. Clinical… CONTINUE READING