Conceptualized around illustrative case vignettes, this book is a stimulating point of entry into the diagnosis and treatment of a vast array of rheumatologic diseases. Each case is accompanied by data tables, photographs, and appropriate imaging studies, as well as a table of salient points for patient management. This book covers common rheumatologic ailments in a variety of presentations, including early to advanced disease, the management of patients who have failed first line treatment, the utilization of biologics, and the role of surgery. Rare diseases are also covered, giving the reader a strong grasp of the entire gamut of the field.
The experts assembled bring a wealth of experience to each clinical scenario, combining available evidence-based protocols with real world know how. A Case Based Guide to Clinical Rheumatology creates an ideal forum for demonstrating diagnosis and management to rheumatologists and primary care physicians.