Nephritis, clinical trials and biomarkers rank highest among research priorities related to childhood-onset systematic lupus erythematosus, according to a survey of rheumatologists, dermatologists and nephrologists published in Pediatric Rheumatology.
“While many aspects of adult and childhood SLE pathophysiology are likely similar, important differences exist concerning genetic predisposition, environmental triggers, pharmacokinetics and management of concerns specific to the pediatric population such as neurodevelopment, growth, puberty, mental health and educational development,” Stacy P. Ardoin, MD, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote.
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