Springer Seminars in Immunopathology

, Volume 16, Issue 2–3, pp 261–279 | Cite as

Systemic lupus erythematosus in children

  • Alan M. Rosenberg


The special needs of children and adolescents afflicted with SLE are being recognized with increasing clarity. The development of pediatric rheumatology programs that are dedicated to caring for children and adolescents with SLE has been a vitally important development in heightening awareness of the special needs, characteristics and management strategies for the pediatric patient. While there has been substantial improvement in survival and quality of life as a result of earlier diagnosis and more effective and judicious therapy, it must be acknowledged that we are still fundamentally far away from understanding and optimally manageing SLE in children. Through collaborative research efforts improved understanding of SLE in children and adolescents can be achieved. The patients served will be the ultimate beneficiaries of such cooperative initiatives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan M. Rosenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsRoyal University Hospital, University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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