Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition provides everything needed to understand the wide range of rheumatic conditions. Including the latest guidelines and the most up-to-date information, this is the indispensible guide for students, trainees, consultant rheumatologists, and everyone who works with musculoskeletal disease. This handbook seeks to give practical advice, guidance, and key clinical facts. Practically structured,
the handbook focuses first on presenting symptoms and then considers diseases in more detail, finishing with a comprehensive account of assessment, guidelines and treatment options. Comprehensively
covering all aspects of rheumatology, there are sections on presenting symptoms and differential diagnosis, common conditions, emergencies and rare diseases, clinical features, epidemiology, medication, injection techniques, treatment options and the latest advances in biologic therapy. Colour plates and line drawings are presented throughout along with tables of key information.Taking a clinical, evidence based approach, written by experts, and presented in a clear,
practical, bullet-point style for rapid reference, this handbook is a unique and invaluable companion.