Pain management in pediatric rheumatic diseases

Joseph Press*, Dan Buskila

*Corresponding author for this work

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Pain management of children with rheumatic diseases requires an integrated approach of pharmacological and psychosocial therapies. This article reviews different drug groups including analgesics, tramadol, anti-inflammatories, antidepressants and opioids. Therapeutic effect of each medicinal modality is presented, with emphasis on results of randomized controlled trials. Lack of existing liquid forms of NSAIDs and unapproved COX2-selected inhibitors in children leaves a space until we achieve better pain management in pediatric rheumatic diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalPain Clinic
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Management
  • Pain
  • Rheumatic disease


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