Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology provides
everything you need to understand the wide range of rheumatic conditions. Including the latest guidelines and the
most up-to-date information, this is the indispensible guide for students, trainees, consultant rheumatologists, and
everyone dealing with patients with musculoskeletal disease.
Rheumatic conditions are common in both general and hospital practice; a primary feature of many multi-system
illnesses, and in the context of injury, age-related change, and psychological distress. This handbook provides
practical advice, guidance, and key clinical facts to help you provide the best care for your patients. Practically
structured, the handbook focuses first on presenting symptoms, and then considers key diseases, emergencies, and
rare diseases in more detail, finishing with a comprehensive account of assessment, guidelines, and treatment
options including the latest advances in biological therapy. It provides practical guidelines on the management and
diagnosis of patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disease. Colour plates and line drawings are present
throughout along with tables of key information.