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Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology

Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology

by James T. Cassidy, Ross E Petty, Ronald M. Laxer, Carol B Lindsley

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Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology examines the full spectrum of rheumatologic diseases and non-rheumatologic musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents, detailing the presentation, differential diagnosis, course, management, and prognosis of every major condition. Drs. James T. Cassidy, Ross E. Petty, Ronald M. Laxer, and Carol B. Lindsley discuss


Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology examines the full spectrum of rheumatologic diseases and non-rheumatologic musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents, detailing the presentation, differential diagnosis, course, management, and prognosis of every major condition. Drs. James T. Cassidy, Ross E. Petty, Ronald M. Laxer, and Carol B. Lindsley discuss recent developments in diagnosis, treatment, genetics, immunology, imaging, and more.

  • Diagnose and treat effectively through exhaustive reviews of the complex symptoms and signs and lab abnormalities that characterize these clinical disorders.
  • Choose treatment protocols based on the best scientific evidence available today.
  • Apply the knowledge and experience of the leading experts in the field.
  • Keep current with coverage of new topics including macrophage activation syndrome, pediatric sarcoidosis, uveitis, imaging, and occupational and physical therapy.
  • Tap into detailed discussions of recent advances in the field, new research on the immunologic mechanisms of inflammatory disease, and new developments on biologic treatments for arthritis in ten new chapters.
  • Master complex concepts and key techniques with a full-color design and full-color illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

4 Stars! from Doody
Michael Miller
This is the standard reference in the field of pediatric rheumatology. It offers outstanding comprehensive coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, and related diseases. It is intended as a definitive reference on pediatric rheumatology. The audience for the book includes pediatricians, rheumatologists, and pediatric rheumatologists. In its 15 chapters, the book covers etiology and pathogenesis, drug therapy, musculoskeletal pain syndromes, skeletal malignancies, and primary bone and connective tissue diseases. It is profusely illustrated with photographs, imaging studies, charts, and other material. The references are recent and complete. This text offers thorough, reliable information in a definitive fashion for any physicians involved in caring for children who have or might have rheumatologic diseases. The presentation of such diseases is protean, diagnosis often takes time, and management can be complex. This volume address these issues thoroughly. For example, the distinction between diagnostic criteria and classification of pediatric rheumatologic diseases is lucidly presented. Immunodeficiency diseases are now well covered. This third edition continues the tradition of expansion and improvement over previous editions. Many new illustrations have been added, the text has been enriched in many areas, with even more thorough discussions of difficult diagnostic and therapeutic situations. The scientific bases of the diseases are well detailed with recent findings, such as HLA association seen in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. As more unifying concepts emerge from currentbasic research, the results will no doubt be incorporated into future editions. The authors are to be commended for refining an already excellent text.
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Textbook of Paediatric Rheumatology
Cassidy, Petty, Laxter, and Lindsley

Book Review - Dr Simon Fountain-Polley

Paediatric rheumatology is often a mysterious specialty for the uninitiated, containing a number of diseases with a reputation for being unusual and rare. However, collectively the rheumatological conditions are not that uncommon, and most clinicians will have seen children afflicted by them. Cassidy et al’s book is one way to tackle these conditions and explore paediatric rheumatology in a comprehensive way.

The book is well written by several of the recognised experts in the world of paediatric rheumatology. As every good textbook should, it starts with a basic introduction to the subject then works its way around the underlying anatomical and immunological concepts required to understand the disease processes. The burgeoning knowledge and importance of individual and population genetics is reviewed and explained, and another chapter discusses the sometimes unfamiliar drugs used for children and adolescents with inflammatory conditions. A useful chapter revises the concepts behind clinical investigations rounds off the initial ground work.

The rest of the book concentrates on the assessment and management of all the musculo-skeletal inflammatory and non-inflammatory disorders of childhood. Each group of diseases are placed into context and then described and discussed. There are many tables and figures to aid understanding and consolidate learning. The only slight problem is the occasional lack of consistency in the terms used for the now accepted Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis.

Overall the Textbook of Paediatric Rheumatology will retain its place as the standard for its subject.

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Anthony R. French, MD, PhD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This authorative reference for pediatric rheumatology has been extensively reworked by a panel of international leaders in the field since the previous edition in 1995.
Purpose: The editors set out to provide a comprehensive "source of information regarding the rheumatic diseases of childhood." This expanded edition succeeds in providing a coherent, comprehensive survey of pediatric rheumatology.
Audience: The book is written for the subspecialist caring for children with rheumatological diseases including both pediatric rheumatologists as well as adult rheumatologists caring for pediatric patients. The editors have the international stature to speak authoriatively about this growing subspeciality.
Features: The book provides a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of pediatric rheumatological disease as well as many non-rheumatological musculoskeletal complaints seen by pediatric rheumatologists. This edition provides significantly expanded coverage of the childhood vasculitides as well as such topics as neonatal lupus and localized scleroderma. It incorporates newer therapeutic advances such as TNF-a blockade. One of its primary strengths continues to be its excellent photographs, which are indispensible in aiding the reader.
Assessment: This comprehensive, coherent book on pediatric rheumatology has been extensively rewritten by a panel of distinguished international leaders in the field. There is no doubt that this new edition will continue to be the authoriative textbook in the field.

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