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Pediatric Rheumatology: 3 New Studies

An online tool for juvenile arthritis, guidelines on childhood lupus, and good news about the response to treatment for ANCA-associated vasculitis

What's new in pediatric rheumatology?1. An online tool that helps teens with juvenile idiopathic arthritis improve their quality of life2. Recently released evidence-based guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus3. Good news about the response to treatment in the majority of children with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis


1. Stinson JN, Campillo S, Cellucci T, et al. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) of an internet-based self-management program for adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Presented at 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA; October 26, 2017. Abstract 2952.2. Groot N, de Graeff N, Avcin T, et al. European evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: the SHARE initiative. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017;76:1788-1796.3. Morishita KA, Moorthy LN, Lubieniecka JM, et al. Early outcomes in children with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017;69:1470-1479. doi: 10.1002/art.40112.