Epidemiology of the rheumatic diseases of childhood.

  title={Epidemiology of the rheumatic diseases of childhood.},
  author={Prudence Joan Manners},
  journal={Current rheumatology reports},
  volume={5 6},
Epidemiologic studies of pediatric rheumatologic disease are becoming increasingly focused on subfields of epidemiology. Genetic epidemiology is assuming an ever-greater role in the understanding of disease risks and pathogenesis. Such studies involve major histocompatibility complex, cytokine gene polymorphisms, T cell studies, and microarray-based expression technology. Clinical epidemiology, the study of occurrence and outcomes, increasingly relies on multicenter studies with data improving… CONTINUE READING

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