Critical care of the pediatric patient with rheumatic disease.

  title={Critical care of the pediatric patient with rheumatic disease.},
  author={Andrew I. Shulman and Marilynn Punaro},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={23 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Extensive systemic illness and treatment with immunosuppressive agents often require patients with rheumatic diseases to be monitored or managed in the pediatric intensive care unit. Additionally, severe disease-specific manifestations of childhood rheumatic disorders present pediatric rheumatologists and critical care physicians with diagnostic and treatment challenges. Although mortality from rheumatic disease in children is rare, the most severe diseases, such as pediatric… CONTINUE READING


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