Systemic Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Disorders in Pediatrics

  • Rolando Cimaz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Giuseppe Nocentini, Simona Ronchetti, Stefano Bruscoli, Carlo Riccardi
    Pages 43-58
  3. María M. Katsicas, Ricardo A. G. Russo
    Pages 59-76
  4. Gašper Markelj, Tadej Avčin
    Pages 77-94
  5. Sara De Iudicibus, Stefano Martelossi, Giuliana Decorti
    Pages 105-121
  6. Stefano Cambiaghi, Carlo Gelmetti
    Pages 123-133
  7. Cosimo Giannini, Angelika Mohn
    Pages 135-161
  8. Chiara Caparrelli, Claudia Calogero, Enrico Lombardi
    Pages 163-170
  9. Kjell Tullus
    Pages 171-178

About this book


This comprehensive volume provides the current state of the art use of corticosteroids in the pediatric age group. The book consists of 14 chapters written by leading authors from around the world. The first chapters deal with historical notes, general concepts on treatment with corticosteroids with regard to indications and side effects, and the basic pharmacologic properties of these compounds. The rest of the book is devoted to the specific use of corticosteroids in the different pediatric subspecialties. Despite advances with newer effective immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids still remain the mainstay of therapy for many disorders.

Rolando Cimaz is Head of the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit at Meyer Children's Hopital in Florence, Italy, and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florence, Italy. He graduated from Milan University in Italy in 1987, is a specialist in Pediatrics (1991) and in Rheumatology (2003), and did his Fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology in Dallas, Texas, USA, in 1993-1994. He was Maitre de Conférences des Universités at Université Claude Bernard-Lyon in Lyon, France from 2005 to 2007. His main interest is pediatric rheumatology, and he has special expertise and scientific interest in osteoporosis, antiphospholipid antibodies, Kawasaki disease, synovial T cells, and neonatal lupus. Currently he is involved in many research projects, nationally and internationally. He has been on the Council of the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society from 1999 to 2005 (treasurer), and from 2014-present (Research Chair). He is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Italian Society of Pediatrics, and the French Society of Pediatric Inflammatory Diseases. He is co-author of more than 230 peer-reviewed articles on PubMed, as well as more than 20 book chapters, all in the field of pediatric rheumatology. He is, or has been, on the Editorial board of several international journals (Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal, Lupus, Arthritis and Rheumatism) and co-edited the book "Systemic Autoimmune Diseases in Pediatrics."


Autoimmune disorders Corticosteroids Inflammatory disorders Pediatrics Steroids

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolando Cimaz
    • 1
  1. 1.AOU Meyer Pediatric RheumatologyFirenzeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Adis, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16055-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16056-6
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