The Rheumatic Diseases

The Rheumatic Diseases

4th Edition - January 1, 1962

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  • Author: G. D. Kersley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282589

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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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 174
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1962
  • Published: January 1, 1962
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282589

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