The Rheumatic Diseases - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781483233079, 9781483282589

The Rheumatic Diseases

4th Edition

Authors: G. D. Kersley
eBook ISBN: 9781483282589
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1962
Page Count: 174
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The Rheumatic Diseases, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of the clinical features of rheumatic diseases. The book opens with discussions of stress, the steroids and ACTH, immunology and heredity. These are followed by separate on the incidence, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of systemic rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid disease, ankylosing spondylitis, osteo-arthritis and spondylosis, gout, subsidiary and pseudo rheumatoid syndromes, and non-articular rheumatism. This book makes no attempt to express every opinion nor to give references to research papers. It is not a book for the consultant in rheumatology. It is written for the final year student and General Practitioner, so that it can be read in sections or cover to cover. Every effort has been made to keep out unessential detail yet to give a balanced view on any problem likely to arise.

Table of Contents

Preface-(The Purpose of the Book)

Introduction-(The Case for Rheumatology as a Speciality-History-Statistics)

Chapter I. Stress-Steroids and Acth, Immunoloangdy Heredity

Chapter II. Systemic Rheumatic Disease(Systemic Diseases of the Connective Tissues)

Definition and Clinico Pathological Tests Used in Differentiation

Rheumatic Fever

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Polyarteritis Nodosa, and Cranial Arteritis

Polymyositis, Scleroderma and Dermatomyositis

Rheumatic Purpuras

Chapter III. Rheumatoid Disease

Chapter IV. Spondylitis Ankylopcetica

Chapter V. Osteo-Arthrosis, and Spondylosis

Chapter VI. Gout

Chapter VII. Subsidiary and Pseudo Rheumatic Syndromes

Psoriatic Arthritis

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Reiter’s Syndrome

Gonococcal Arthritis

Tubercular Arthritis

Staphylococcal Infections

Brucella, Typhoid and Dysentry

Erythema Nodosum


Intermittent Hydrarthrosis and Palindromic


Serum Sickness

Myelomatosis and Carcinomatosis

Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy

Hemophilic Arthritis

Sudeck's Atrophy (Osteodystrophy)


Osteochondritis Dissecans

Ochronotic Arthritis

Villo Nodular Synovitis

Reticulo Histiocytosis


Marfans Syndrome

Behcets Disease

Tietze Syndrome

Paget's Disease (Osteitis Deformans)

Chapter VIII. Non-Articular Rheumatism

Chapter IX. Special Treatments

a. Spa Treatment

b. Physiotherapy, Massage, Remedial Exercises, Manipulation, Electrotherapy and Hydrotherapy

c. Occupational Therapy

d. Aids

e. Splints and Appliances

f. Dietetics

g. Surgery

Chapter X. Resettlement and Help in the Home



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