Abstract: Pediatric pain syndromes and management of pain in children and adolescents with rheumatic disease

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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005 Apr;52(2):611-39.

Anthony KK, Schanberg LE.

Division of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3527, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

This article introduces important issues related to pain in children with musculoskeletal pain syndromes and rheumatic disease, using juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as models. A brief summary of the prevalence of pain in healthy children is followed by a summary of existing pain-assessment techniques. The remainder of the article describes the pain experience of children with JPFS and JIA and discusses issues related to pain management.

PMID: 15820381 [PubMed – in process]

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