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Clinical skills and assessment 

Clinical skills and assessment
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Clinical skills and assessment
Author(s):

Brogan Foster

and Paul A. Brogan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198738756.003.0001
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date: 20 August 2019

This chapter describes the epidemiology of rheumatic disease in children and young people. There are also detailed descriptions of the assessment including clinical examination (pGALS, pREMS), normal development and gait along with normal variants (highlighting when to be concerned). In addition there are descriptions of imaging (MRI, US), autoantibodies, thermography, nailfold capillaroscopy. There is an updated description of outcome measures used in paediatric rheumatology.

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