Description: This is a colorful booklet that focuses on the most common inflammatory arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis.
Purpose: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis benefit from early referral. This book provides a concise overview for primary care physicians and other healthcare providers of the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Audience: The authors are leading figures in rheumatoid arthritis research and have compiled a book that will be useful to providers interested in rheumatoid arthritis. The book is perhaps too basic for specialists or physicians in specialist training.
Features: The book is complete and covers epidemiological, biological, and clinical aspects of the disease. There is an emphasis on therapeutics and on clinical manifestations. The increased mortality of patients with the disease and the importance of early therapy are emphasized. The references are complete and up-to-date, the diagrams are clear and colorful, and the pictures well reproduced.
Assessment: This book is a good starting point for the physician interested in rheumatoid arthritis.