Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology

5th Edition

Authors: James Cassidy Ross Petty
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416002468
eBook ISBN: 9781437710366
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 1st September 2005
Page Count: 808


The only reference in the field of its kind! The New Edition of this definitive resource examines the full spectrum of rheumatologic diseases and non-rheumatologic musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents. It describes the presentation, differential diagnosis, course, management, and prognosis of every major condition. Drs. Cassidy and Petty have meticulously revised their masterwork to integrate important new scientific advances and clinical developments.

Key Features

  • Features exhaustive reviews of the major clinical syndromes, describing the complex web of symptoms, signs, and lab abnormalities characteristic of these disorders in order to make diagnosis and treatment easier.
  • Grounds treatment protocols in the best scientific evidence available today.
  • Establishes an internationally accepted nosography of classification criteria based on the ACR, EULAR, and ILAR criteria.
  • Clarifies complex concepts and demonstrates key techniques with 400 illustrations, which include new figures and a new four-color insert.
  • Integrates the knowledge and experience of the founding fathers of pediatric rheumatology as well as a who's who of international experts in the field.

Table of Contents


C H A P T E R 1 Introduction to the Study of Rheumatic

C H A P T E R 2
Structure and Function

C H A P T E R 3
The Immune System and the Inflammatory

C H A P T E R 4
Integrative Genomics

C H A P T E R 5
Pharmacology and Drug Therapy

C H A P T E R 6
Design, Measurement and Analysis of Clinical

C H A P T E R 7
Assessment of Health Status, Function and
Quality of Life Outcomes: Methodology and

C H A P T E R 8
A General Approach to Management of Rheumatic Disease in Children

C H A P T E R 9
Chronic Arthritis in Childhood

C H A P T E R 1 0

C H A P T E R 1 1

C H A P T E R 1 2
Systemic Arthritis

C H A P T E R 1 3
Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis

C H A P T E R 1 4
Psoriatic Arthritis

C H A P T E R 1 5
Arthropathies of Inflammatory Bowel

C H A P T E R 1 6
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

C H A P T E R 1 7
Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus

C H A P T E R 1 8
Juvenile Dermatomyositis

C H A P T E R 1 9
The Systemic Sclerodermas and Related

C H A P T E R 2 0
Localized Sclerodermas

C H A P T E R 2 1
Overlap Syndromes

C H A P T E R 2 2
Vasculitis and its Classification

C H A P T E R 2 3
Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

C H A P T E R 2 4
Polyarteritis Nodosa and Related

C H A P T E R 2 5
Kawasaki Disease

C H A P T E R 2 6
Granulomatous Vasculitis, Giant Cell Arteritis
and Sarcoidosis

C H A P T E R 2 7
Behcet’s Disease

C H A P T E R 2 8 Infectious Arthritis and Osteomyelitis

C H A P T E R 2 9 Lyme Disease

C H A P T E R 3 0 Reactive Arthritis
Ruben Burgos-Vargas and Janitzia Vazquez-Mellado

C H A P T E R 3 1
Acute Rheumatic Fever and Post-streptocococcal<b


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About the Author

James Cassidy

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Child Health; Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Child Health, University of Missouri Health Sciences Center and Children's Hospital, Columbia, MO

Ross Petty

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada