The Role of Pediatric Rheumatologists in Autoimmune Brain Disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The spectrum of autoimmune and inflammatory brain diseases continues to evolve with medical advances facilitating both the detection of inflammation of the central nervous system and the discovery of novel disease mechanisms. The clinical overlap of these disorders with primary rheumatic diseases and the efficacy of immunotherapy have led to strong partnerships between pediatric rheumatologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other providers in the care of children with these conditions. Early diagnosis and initiation of targeted therapy improve clinical outcomes, highlighting the importance of interdisciplinary collaborative care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Taylor, K; Muscal, E; Van Mater, H

Published Date

  • February 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 343 - 369

PubMed ID

  • 34798957

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3163

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rdc.2021.09.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States