Rheumatism in Populations

Rheumatism in Populations

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Author: J. S. Lawrence
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192956

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Rheumatism in Populations provides information pertinent to rheumatic diseases. This book covers certain systemic orders such as the systemic lupus erythematosus that frequently affect the joints. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the history of the epidemiology of rheumatism. This text then examines the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis in screened sample and in total population samples. Other chapters consider the relative significance of rheumatic disorders as a cause of loss of work as revealed by the National Health Insurance statistics. This book discusses as well the pathology of disc disorders, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, benign polyarthritis, metabolic joint disease, general connective tissue diseases, and immune deficiency diseases. The final chapter deals with diagnostic criteria for population investigations of rheumatoid arthritis. This book is a valuable resource for rheumatologists, physicians, and medico-social workers. Readers who are interested in the study of rheumatic diseases will also find this book useful.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    Introduction

    Acknowledgments

    Chapter 1 History of Epidemiology

    Chapter 2 Epidemiological Methods in Relation to the Rheumatic Diseases

    Chapter 3 Rheumatic Complaints

    Chapter 4 Disc Disorders

    Chapter 5 Osteo-Arthrosis

    Chapter 6 Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Chapter 7 Benign Polyarthritis

    Chapter 8 The Enthesopathies

    Chapter 9 General Connective Tissue Diseases

    Chapter 10 Metabolic Joint Disease

    Chapter 11 Diseases of Bone

    Chapter 12 Immune Deficiency Diseases

    Chapter 13 Congenital and Acquired Deformities

    Chapter 14 Occupational Aspects of the Rheumatic Diseases

    Chapter 15 Blood Groups in Relation to the Rheumatic Diseases

    Chapter 16 The Influence of Climate on Rheumatic Complaints

    Appendix

    References

    Index

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  • No. of pages: 586
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192956

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J. S. Lawrence

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