Practical Rheumatology

Practical Rheumatology

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This practical resource distills all of the evidence-based clinical information on the presentations, diagnosis, and management of common musculoskeletal disorders from the parent text, Hochberg's: Rheumatology 3rd Edition. It provides an understanding of those rarer disorders for differential diagnosis as well as guidelines for referring patients to a specialist. With an emphasis on signs, symptoms, and lab tests, this 3rd Edition establishes principles of 'pattern recognition' essential to an accurate diagnosis. Discusses common signs and symptoms, evaluation, and pattern recognition Am presentations of regional disorders and widespread pain Am infection related rheumatic disorders Am connective disorders Am osteoarthritis Am crystal diseases Am reactive arthritis Am and more. Encapsulates the key clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic problems for the non-specialist. Features the expertise of more than 50 international experts. Provides step-by-step pictorial guidance on joint examination and injection techniques for common problems. Includes summaries, algorithms, and full-color illustrations that aid in diagnosis and treatment. Features a new trans-Atlantic editorial team as well as many new contributors. Provides new sections on principles of management, including NSAIDS, Systemic corticosteroids, and alternative and complimentary medicine Am pediatric rheumatology Am and metabolic bone disease. Includes an introductory overview of the scientific basis of rheumatic disease.Kawasakia#39;s disease and erythema multiforme major may both reveal signs of fever, conjunctivitis and oral mucosa lesions as well as a polymorphic skin eruption. ... Dabski K, Winkelman RK Generalized granuloma annulare: clinical and laboratory findings in 100 patients. ... Francis C, Huong LT, Piehe Jet al. ... Current Issues in Rheumatology and Dermatology. ... Br J Dermatol 1996; 135: 355a€“362. 23.

Title:Practical Rheumatology
Author:Marc C. Hochberg
Publisher:Mosby Incorporated - 2004


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