A diagnostic approach to autoimmune disorders: Laboratory evaluation: Part 2

Shashi Sahai, Matthew Adams, Deepak Kamat

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Abstract

Pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers in primary care settings are often faced with the challenge of evaluating patients with suspected autoimmune disorders. The first and most important step in evaluating children with suspected autoimmune disorders is taking a detailed history and performing a thorough physical examination. This step helps narrow the diagnosis, and thus helps determine appropriate laboratory evaluations. The results of laboratory tests need to be interpreted within the clinical context. It is also important to recognize that the laboratory tests have different diagnostic values in children as compared to adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e265-e271
JournalPediatric annals
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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