10/15/20 – Autoinflammatory Bone Disease in Children

Polly Ferguson, MD
Marjorie K. Lamb Professor
Director, Pediatric Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology; Department of Pediatrics
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Brief Summary of Lecture
While most people think of infection when they hear the term osteomyelitis, a surprising number of children have sterile osteomyelitis that is driven by innate immune system dysfunction. The bone lesions are often multifocal and are associated with inflammatory disease of the skin and intestine including Crohn disease and psoriasis. Whole body MRI is an important tool in establishing a diagnosis. Treatment is with immune modulators rather than antibiotics.  

Date and Time: Thursday, Oct. 15, 8-9 a.m.