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Pediatric Rheumatology


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Part I: Introduction to Pediatric Rheumatology.- History of Pediatric Rheumatology.- Basic Immunology for the Pediatrician.- Genetics of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases.- Human Joint Anatomy and Physiology.- Epidemiology of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases .- Trial Dezign and Collaborative Work in Pediatric Rheumatology.- Non Biologic Drugs in Rheumatology.- Biologic Response Modifiers in Pediatric Rheumatology.- Clinical Examination of the Child with a Rheumatic Disease.- Laboratory and the Pediatric Rheumatologist.- Imaging in Pediatric Rheumatology.- Transition: Moving from Pediatric to Adult Rheumatology Care.- Outcome measures in Pediatric Rheumatology.- Part II: Arthritis in Childhood.- Approach to a Child with Joint Pains.- Approach to a Child with a Limp.- Common Orthopedic Problems in Children.- Overview of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.- Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.- Juvenile Spondyloarthropathies.- Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.- Infections and Arthritis in Childhood.- Macrophage Activation Syndrome.- Clinical Case Vignettes: Arthritis in Children.- Part III: Connective Tissue Diseases in Childhood.- Connective Tissue Diseases in Childhood: An Approach to the Diagnosis and Classification.- Pediatric and Neonatal Lupus.- Pediatric Lupus Nephritis.- Juvenile Dermatomyositis.- Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome in Childhood.- Juvenile Localized Scleroderma.- Juvenile Systemic Sclerosis.- Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Overlap Syndromes in Children.- Clinical Case Vignettes : Connective Tissue Diseases in Children.- Part IV: Vasculitis in Childhood.- Pediatric Vasculitis: Classification and Clinical Approach.- Henoch Schnolein Purpura.- Kawasaki Disease.- Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis in Children.-Childhood Polyarteritis Nodosa.- Behcets Disease.- Pediatric Takayasu arteritis.- Childhood Central Nervous System Vasculitis.- Cogans Syndrome and other Vasculitides in Children.- Clinical Case Vignettes: Childhood Vasculitis.- Part V: Miscellaneous Rheumatic Diseases in Childhood.- Autoinflammatory syndromes in children.- Metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis in children.- Joint Hypermobility and Pain Syndromes in Children.- Childhood Sarcoidosis.- Rheumatic Manifestations of Genetic Disorders and Hemophilia.- Immunodeficiency and Rheumatic Diseases.- Pediatric Uveitis.

About the Author

Dr Sujata Sawhney (MD, MRCP (UK), CCST (UK)) is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, and did her MD in Pediatrics from Delhi University. She is specialized in Pediatric Rheumatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where she completed her MRCP and on completion of training was awarded the Completion Certificate of Specialist Training (CCST). She is currently based at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India, where she heads the Pediatric Rheumatology Division at the Institute of Child Health. She is the co- editor of the book 'Rheumatic diseases in women and children: Current perspectives' (2014),and has over thirty publications in peer- reviewed journals and as textbook chapters. She runs a post-doctoral fellowship program at her center, and has been the past president of the Pediatric Rheumatology Society of India. Dr Amita Aggarwal (MD, DM, FNASc, FASc, FAMS) graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She is a Professor of Clinical Immunology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. She has more than 250 peer-reviewed publications to her credit. She has been involved in research on rheumatic diseases especially juvenile idiopathic arthritis for the last two decades. She has been awarded the DBT biosciences award for career development and multiple awards from Indian Council of Medical Research. She is currently the President of the Indian Rheumatology Association.


"This multiauthor, multicountry textbook is divided into 5 parts ... . Clearly written, each chapter has subsections, tables, illustrations, many in color, and many references. Recommended not only to rheumatologists, but also to practicing pediatricians." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 14 (4), June, 2017)

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