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This book on rheumatology in children is intended to be a handy tool for all professionals interested in this field. It is divided into five sections: General considerations, arthritic problems, connective tissue diseases, systemic vasculitides and finally a section that covers miscellaneous issues such as Immunodeficiencies, bone heath and uveitis.
The book has an easy format with each chapter having one or more clinicalvignettes at the start of the chapter. In addition each chapter outlines the learning objectives and key take home messages. At the end of each section a collection of cases to highlight important issues in the clinic are included. The colorful charts, pictures and tables make reading this book an easy task.
The authors are leading experts in their fields working at best practices centers globally to provide the reader with state-of-the-art information.
Part I: Introduction to Pediatric Rheumatology.- History of Pediatric Rheumatology.- Basic Immunology for the Pediatrician.- Genetics of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases.- Human Joint Anatomy and Physiology.- Epidemiology of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases .- Trial Dezign and Collaborative Work in Pediatric Rheumatology.- Non Biologic Drugs in Rheumatology.- Biologic Response Modifiers in Pediatric Rheumatology.- Clinical Examination of the Child with a Rheumatic Disease.- Laboratory and the Pediatric Rheumatologist.- Imaging in Pediatric Rheumatology.- Transition: Moving from Pediatric to Adult Rheumatology Care.- Outcome measures in Pediatric Rheumatology.- Part II: Arthritis in Childhood.- Approach to a Child with Joint Pains.- Approach to a Child with a Limp.- Common Orthopedic Problems in Children.- Overview of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.- Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.- Juvenile Spondyloarthropathies.- Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.- Infections and Arthritis in Childhood.- Macrophage Actil#z
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