Paediatric Rheumatology

Paediatric Rheumatology

Helen E. Foster and Paul A. Brogan

Print publication date: May 2018

ISBN: 9780198738756

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Paediatric Rheumatology, second edition is an indispensable resource for the identification and management of rheumatological diseases of children and young people. As well as covering common and rare musculoskeletal problems, there are also chapters on rheumatological emergencies designed for quick reference, and essential core clinical skills of relevance to the full spectrum of paediatric rheumatological disease. This second edition is fully updated, including state-of-the-art descriptions of new autoinflammatory diseases, advances in genetics in paediatric rheumatology, up-to-date guidance on the treatment of JIA, vasculitis, SLE, JDM, and other connective tissue diseases. Highlights of the second edition include alignment of management approaches for paediatric rheumatological diseases with recent evidence-based / consensus European guidelines; a description of North American treatment approaches to JIA; updated chapters on more specialist interventions including immunization in the immunosuppressed, and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation; and sections describing approaches to the management of rheumatological diseases in developing countries. Bone diseases are also described in detail including CRMO, skeletal dysplasias, and metabolic bone diseases. The second edition also includes a colour plate depicting rashes presenting in paediatric rheumatological conditions. This second edition is fully endorsed by the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR), and many members of BSPAR have contributed most of the chapters. This second edition thus provides fully updated clinical guidelines and supporting information needed to successfully manage children and young people with rheumatological conditions.