By James T. Cassidy MD, Ross E. Petty MD PhD FRCPC, Ronald Laxer MD, Carol Lindsley
Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology examines the total spectrum of rheumatologic ailments and non-rheumatologic musculoskeletal problems in little ones and teens, detailing the presentation, differential prognosis, direction, administration, and diagnosis of each significant situation. Drs. James T. Cassidy, Ross E. Petty, Ronald M. Laxer, and Carol B. Lindsley talk about fresh advancements in prognosis, therapy, genetics, immunology, imaging, and extra. This new version gains entry to the totally searchable textual content on-line at www.expertconsult.com, the place you can find a downloadable snapshot gallery and particular web-only content material for additional worth. Diagnose and deal with successfully via exhaustive experiences of the complicated signs and indicators and lab abnormalities that represent those scientific issues. pick out therapy protocols in keeping with the easiest medical proof to be had at the present time. practice the data and event of the prime specialists within the box. entry the totally searchable textual content on-line at www.expertconsult.com, besides a downloadable snapshot gallery of all illustrations from the textual content and supplemental tables and figures solely on the net. retain present with assurance of latest issues together with macrophage activation syndrome, pediatric sarcoidosis, uveitis, imaging, and occupational and actual treatment. faucet into certain discussions of contemporary advances within the box, new examine at the immunologic mechanisms of inflammatory sickness, and new advancements on biologic remedies for arthritis in ten new chapters. grasp advanced options and key ideas with a full-color layout and full-color illustrations. the recent, full-color variation of Cassidy allows you to conquer the demanding situations of pediatric rheumatology with complete assurance of the newest advances during this regularly evolving box.
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