Periodic fever syndromes, autoinflammatory diseases, Still's disease and MAS/HLH
Michael Ombrello, MD
National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The study of auto-inflammatory disease has rapidly accelerated in the past decade, progressing from the identification of genetic lesions to the elucidation of their mechanistic effects. Improved knowledge of immunopathology has led to novel effective targeted treatments, and it is important for clinicians to incorporate these recent advances into their practices. There is a common misconception that these diseases affect only children and do not present in adults. Improved recognition and management of auto-inflammatory diseases in adults is critical to improving outcomes in these patients. At this session, faculty will discuss how adult rheumatologists may enhance their knowledge of these diseases, and how to improve communication between pediatric and adult rheumatologists to improve the quality of transition of care.