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Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the epidemiology of pediatric lupus
  • Review the clinical characteristics and major causes of morbidity and mortality of pediatric Lupus.
  • Review the diagnostic criteria and treatment of pediatric Lupus.

There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations for the podcast associated with this training.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Jennifer E. Weiss. Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: More Than a Positive Antinuclear Antibody. Pediatrics in Review. Feb 2012, 33 (2) 62-74; DOI: 10.1542/pir.33-2-62.
  2. Son MB, Johnson VM, Hersh AO, Lo MS, Costenbader KH. Outcomes in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Pediatrics. 2014 Jan;133(1):e106-13. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1640.

Elaine Cassidy, MD — Clinical Director, Rheumatology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Group
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.