Juvenile dermatomyositis increases patients’ hospital stays and inpatient cost of care, particularly among Hispanic and other non-white populations, according to data published in Pediatric Rheumatology.
“This study is important because it evaluates which children are admitted for hospitalization due to juvenile dermatomyositis and its complications, as well as assessing the associated costs of caring for these complex patients,” Kaveh Ardalan, MD, MS, of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told Healio Rheumatology. “We found multiple predictors of hospitalization for juvenile dermatomyositis, including higher odds of hospitalization in summertime likely due to greater ultraviolet light exposure as well as higher odds of hospitalization in more medically complex children with juvenile dermatomyositis.”
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
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