Biologics in Pediatric Rheumatology: Quo Vadis?

  • Yonit SterbaEmail author
  • Norman Ilowite
Pediatric Rheumatology (S Ozen, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Pediatric Rheumatology


The past two decades have brought immense satisfaction to pediatric rheumatologists and families of children with rheumatologic diseases. We have been able to better classify, recognize, and diagnose rheumatologic diseases, but most importantly, the discovery of biologic therapies and their efficacy and relative safety in treating multiple rheumatologic conditions, improving quality of life for the patients we care for. We will review the advances of the past two decades and discuss potential areas for new discoveries.


TNF inhibitors IL-1 inhibitors IL-6 inhibitors Abatacept Rituximab Tofacitinib Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) 


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YS declares that she has no conflict of interest. NI reports funding from Novartis, outside the submitted work.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric RheumatologyThe Children’s Hospital at MontefioreBronxUSA

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