European consensus-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of rare paediatric vasculitides - the SHARE initiative

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de Graeff N., Groot N., Brogan P., ÖZEN S., Avcin T., Bader-Meunier B., ...More

RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.58, no.4, pp.656-671, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/rheumatology/key322
  • Journal Name: RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.656-671
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives The European initiative Single Hub and Access point for paediatric Rheumatology in Europe (SHARE) aimed to optimize care for children with rheumatic diseases. Systemic vasculitides are very rare in children. Consequently, despite recent advances, paediatric-specific information is sparse. The lack of evidence-based recommendations is an important, unmet need. This study aimed to provide recommendations for diagnosing and treating children with rare forms of childhood systemic vasculitis.