Hulya Bukulmez, M.D.

Hulya Bukulmez, M.D.


Arthritis and Growth in Children

Hulya Bukulmez, M.D.

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Does disruption of the C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) signaling pathway cause cartilage degradation and growth retardation in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Dr. Bukulmez is studying the effect of chronic arthritis on a child’s growth. The most dramatic negative effects are found in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA): destruction of growth plates in children often requires surgical correction. Dr. Bukulmez is studying the mechanisms of inflammation as they relate to growth delay in bones. Her study is at the molecular level with the goal of developing a new treatment for preventing growth delay or correcting the bone and cartilage damage seen during JRA and adult rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Article Author
Arthritis National Research Foundation

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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