Vascular diseases can be quite grave in children. Common diseases in children that cause a generalized vasculitis include Kawasaki disease, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Rheumatic fever, though preventable, is increasing in incidence and may cause arteritis, and therefore is discussed as a vascular disease. Developmental considerations should be considered when providing adequate care. Play therapy is a crucial part of every day In a child’s life, even when ill with a vascular illness. Play helps a child gain control over the stress of a serious illness and hospitalization
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Vascular Disease| November 01 1995
Systemically Induced Vasculitis in Children
Kathleen L. Peterson-Sweeney, RN, MS, PNP, C
From the Department of Nursing, State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, New York.
Reprint requests to Kathleen L. Peterson-Sweeney, RN, MS, PNP, C, 751 Peck Road, Hilton, NY 14468.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1995) 6 (4): 657–669.
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Kathleen L. Peterson-Sweeney; Systemically Induced Vasculitis in Children. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 1995; 6 (4): 657–669. doi:
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