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Rheumatological emergencies 

Rheumatological emergencies
Rheumatological emergencies

Gavin Clunie

, Nick Wilkinson

, Elena Nikiphorou

, and Deepak R. Jadon

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date: 30 June 2022

This chapter covers commonly encountered rheumatological emergencies, including septic arthritis (for both adults and paediatrics), infections in patients taking biologic therapy, acute systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic vasculitis, systemic sclerosis-related crises, methotrexate-induced pneumonitis, macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), and paediatric osteomyelitis. Malignancies presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms in children are also covered. Several of these topics are covered in more detail in other chapters of this handbook, with links provided from this chapter as appropriate.

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