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Laboratory tests in pediatric rheumatology.
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PMID:  20740387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Laboratory tests in rheumatology are important tools that help to support the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases, evaluate the disease activity, monitor the side effects of therapy, and also assist the physician to exclude rheumatologic mimics. Few relevant tests should be ordered after a detailed clinical review of the patient has been carried out and a provisional clinical diagnosis has been reached. There is no test that can rule in or rule out any rheumatologic disease and therefore, there is no role of a detailed "Rheumatology panel" of investigations. In this review, routine blood investigations, acute phase reactants, auto antibodies, HLA B27 and complements have been discussed.
Authors:
Manjari Agarwal; Sujata Sawhney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1011-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Centre for Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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