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TitleAtlas of Rheumatology [electronic resource] / edited by Gene G. Hunder
ImprintLondon : Current Medicine Group, 2001
Edition Second Edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6499-7
Descript 264p. online resource

SUMMARY

Arthritis and its related musculoskeletal disorders constitute the most common chronic illnesses in the United States. These conditions adversely affect the quality of life of those who are struck by them, require increased use of health care resources, and, because they are the leading cause of disability in the United States, have a significant impact on the national economy. Physicians and other health care workers in many disciplines have been involved in the care and study of patients with these diseases. As a result, our understanding of and ability to treat these diseases have improved continuously. This Atlas of Rheumatology is designed to help clinicians learn about this group of diseases and develop an understanding of their possible causes, clinical features, laboratory findings, and treatments, using an attractive pictorial format. Because more than 100 sepaยญ rate types of arthritis have been described, unfortunately all could not be included. The illusยญ trations shown in the Atlas have been carefully selected by recognized experts, who served as authors of the eight chapters, to provide the reader with the essential information needed to get a clear picture of these important diseases. For their successful efforts I am deeply grateful. I am also indebted to editorial workers who have maintained high standards to create a clear, attractive final product


CONTENT

1 Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Related Conditions -- Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Related Conditions -- 2 Osteoarthritis and Crystal-Associated Synovitis -- Osteoarthritis -- Secondary Osteoarthritis -- Management and Therapy of Osteoarthritis -- Gout -- 3 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Antiphospholid Syndrome, Scleroderma, and Inflammatory Myopathies -- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus -- Antiphospholipid (Hughesโ{128}{153}) Syndrome -- Scleroderma -- Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies -- 4 Vasculitides -- Classification -- Polyarteritis Nodosa -- Microscopic Polyangiitis -- Churg-Strauss Syndrome -- Wegenerโ{128}{153}s Granulamatosis -- Behgetโ{128}{153}s Disease -- Takayasu Arteritis -- Giant Cell Arteritis -- Henoch-Schรถnlein Purpura -- Cryoglobulinemia -- Virus-Associated Vasculitis -- Vasculitides Associated with Malignancy -- Vasculitis Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Treatment of Vasculitis -- Ocular Vasculitis -- 5 Spondyloarthropathies -- Classification, Criteria, and Prevalence -- Ankylosing Spondylitis -- Reactive Arthritis -- Psoriasis -- Miscellaneous Forms of Disease -- 6 Disease of Bone and Connective Tissue -- Osteoporosis -- Primary and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and Osteomalacia -- Pagetโ{128}{153}s Disease of Bone -- Osteonecrosis and Avascular Necrosis -- Disorders of Collagen Metabolism -- Sclerotic Bone Disorders -- 7 Infectious Arthritis -- Nongonococcal Septic Arthritis -- Viral Arthritides -- Mycobacteria -- Gonococcal Arthritis -- Charcot (Neuropathic) Joint -- Lyme Disease -- 8 Arthritis and Systemic Disease -- Amyloidosis -- Hemophilic Arthropathy -- Hemoglobinopathies and Arthritis: Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia -- Myeloproliferative Disorders -- Hemochromatosis -- Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy -- Neoplastic Lesions of Joints and Related Structures -- Arthropathies with Endocrine Disorders -- Miscellaneous Diseases with Arthritis


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