This book covers all fields in rheumatology and aims to help readers comprehend, familiarize and evaluate their knowledge of the subject area. It contains short questions and concise answers on definitions, pathogenetic aspects, clinical and laboratory manifestations, differential diagnosis and the management of all rheumatic diseases.
The book also provides questions and answers on major aspects of basic immunology, valuable for understanding underlying immunological mechanisms of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Illustrations and images help present information in a clear and schematic way
Introduction.- Part 1: An Introductory Approach to Autoimmune Disorders.- Basic Immunology.- Autoimmune Rheumatic Disorders: Pathogenetic and Laboratory Aspects.- PART 2: Autoimmune Rheumatic (Connective Tissue) Diseases.- Inflammatory Arthritides.- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.- Inflammatory Muscle Disease.- Sjögren’s Syndrome, IGG4 Related Disorders.- Systemic Sclerosis.- Vasculitides And Related Diseases.- Autoinflammatory Syndromes.- Part 3: Rheumatic Disorders and Manifestations in Various Organs, Systems and Disciplines.- The Skin, the Eyes and the Ears in Rheumatic Diseases.- Rheumatic Disorders associated with Metabolic, Endocrine and Hematological Diseases.- Bone, Cartilage and Soft Tissue Disorders.- Rheumatic Manifestations: A Compilation.- Part 4: Treatment and Management of Rheumatic Diseases.
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