Pediatric rheumatology is the study of rheumatologic (autoimmune) diseases affecting children. Pediatric rheumatologists possess the training and experience to evaluate and treat young patients with known or suspected rheumatologic diseases, including autoimmune or autoinflammatory disorders such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Raynaud phenomenon, lupus, vasculitis, Kawasaki disease, and Henoch-Schönlein purpura.
Pediatric orthopedics is the study of diseases affecting the joints, bones, and musculature of children. A pediatric orthopedist, also called a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of those areas in patients ranging from infants to teenagers. They can perform surgery when necessary but also provide other kinds of treatment, such as casts and limb braces. Importantly, children’s bodies change significantly throughout childhood, and it is easy to mistake growing pains for abnormalities, which is why these symptoms should be taken seriously and approached with a broad differential.
I like the clear explanation and breakdown of the topics. I think the other lecture for Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a little more specific, like chronic sinusitis and pneumonitis +/- cavitary lesions.
Is a good review of the disease, focused on what's important
Very informative. Keeping it to the point. Perfect for an introduction before opening the book!