Insights Gained From the Study of Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Authors: Lo MS

Summary: In this paper, Dr. Lo discusses the importance of studying children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Children are more likely to have genetic mutations associated with SLE and this can provide insights to the cause of the disease.

Publication Information: Frontiers in Immunology, June 2018

Disease Activity and Transition Outcomes in a Childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Cohort

Authors: Son MB, Sergeyenko Y, Guan H, Costenbader KH

Summary: Dr. Son collaborated with adult rheumatologists at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital to study patients with childhood-onset lupus who transitioned medical care from a pediatric to adult rheumatologist. The research team identified that there are often gaps in care for patients changing providers. Patients also experience increased negative emotion during the transition. This work highlights the importance of making smooth transitions from pediatric to adult providers.

Publication Information: Lupus, November 2016