This book comprehensively reviews clinical aspects and features of rheumatic and musculo-skeletal diseases in an integrated and easy to read format. It enables the reader to become confident in identifying common and unusual disease symptoms and be able to apply a variety of diagnostic modalities and evaluate potential treatment options. Every disease covered has a variety of clinically relevant images detailing both typical and rare signs and symptoms. Each image is accompanied by a detailed description covering relevant epidemiological data, diagnostic modalities and treatment options.
The Illustrated Handbook of Rheumatic and Musculo-Skeletal Diseases provides a comprehensive and clinically relevant guide for the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of rheumatic and allied diseases. It is a valuable resource for the trainee and practising rheumatologist, general practitioner, orthopaedic specialist, and dermatologist.
Clinical Examination of the musculoskeletal system.- Laboratory and immunological tests in Rheumatology.- Rheumatoid Arthritis.- Sjoegren's syndrome.- Psoriatic Arthritis.- Ankylosing Spondylitis.- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome.- Scleroderma.- Inflammatory Myopathies.- Vasculitides.- Osteoarthritis.- Crystal arthropathies.- Gout.- Pseudogout (Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition Disease).- Hydroxyapatitie.- Complex regional pain syndromes.- Osteoporosis.- Osteonecrosis.- Miscellaneous conditions.- Sarcoidosis.- Relapsing polychondritis.- DISH (Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis.- Adverse drug reactions in Rheumatology.
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