224 pages | 211 Color Illus.
This book provides the reader with a complete and concise introduction to rheumatic illness. While rheumatic disease often manifests itself in conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, the authors stress that a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach is needed for diagnosis, to aid understanding of rheumatic disease with multisystem involvement.
Rheumatology, A Color Handbook covers epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of each condition. Common forms of arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and others) are covered in addition to allied conditions including vasculitis, osteoporosis, lupus and other allied health conditions.
The book is useful for recently qualified physicians/residents, general practitioners, medical students, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with rheumatic disease.
Introduction to rheumatic conditions
A synopsis of immunology in rheumatic disease
Assessment of the patient with suspected rheumatic condition
Pregnancy in rheumatic diseases
Pharmacological treatment of rheumatic disease
Non-pharmacological treatment of rheumatic disease
OSTEOARTHRITIS AND INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS
CPPD deposition, pseudogout and chrondorcalcinosis
Adult onset Still’s disease
Inflammatory bowel disease associated arthritis
PEDIATRIC RHEUMATIC CONDITIONS
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Hereditary periodic fevers
CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Drug induced lupus
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
Mixed connective tissue disease and undifferentiated connective tissue disease
Vasculitis overview and classification
Giant cell arteritis
ANCA associated vasculitis
Immune complex mediated small vessel vasculitis
Thromboangitis obliterans (Buerger’s disease)
Primary angiitis of the central nervous system
OTHER RHEUMATIC CONDITIONS
Fibromyalgia and other soft tissue syndromes
Miscellaneous rheumatic conditions