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Pediatric rheumatology—once considered nearly a contradiction in terms—has increasingly been coming into its own; at last count, more than 100 full-time or nearly full-time practitioners were in the United States alone. Symposiums are being held, textbooks are being published, and societies are being founded. It is all to the good, as there are 200 000 children with arthritis in this country, and they need all the help they can get.
Often a pediatric rheumatologist can not be found within commuting distance. Adult rheumatologists, general pediatricians, and even general internists and family physicians may have to pitch in. This monograph is
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:690. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-98-5-690_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(5_Part_1):690.
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