This book focuses on clinical presentation, diagnostic processes and current management of systematic vasculitis, and for this second edition the Editors have updated the treatment approach and nomenclature in line with current practice. Systemic vasculitides are a group of disorders which are of increasing importance. Many of these conditions are only rarely encountered by general physicians and often present significant diagnostic challenges. The Editors aim to provide easily accessible information in a pocket sized format. In doing so they hope to help both the generalist but also rheumatologists who only encounter these problems occasionally.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Introduction.- 1. Definitions.- 2. Classification and Epidemiology.- 3. General Presentation of the Vasculitides.- 4. General Principles of Treatment.- Part 2. Features of Individual Diseases.- 5. Giant Cell Arteritis.- 6. Takayasu Arteritis.- 7. Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis - GPA (Wegeners).- 8. Eosinophilia with Granulomatosis and Polyangiitis- EGPA (Churg–Strauss Syndrome).- 9. Microscopic Polyangiitis.- 10. Polyarteritis Nodosa.- 11. Kawasaki Disease.- 12. IgA Vasculitis.- 13. Behçet’s Disease.- 14. Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis.- 15. Vasculitis Mimics.- 16. Secondary Vasculitis.- 17. Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System Vasculitis.- 18. Relapsing Polychondritis.- 19. Cogan's Syndrome.- 20. IgG4 Related Disease.
Richard A. Watts is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia School
of Medicine, Health and Policy Practice and a Consultant Rheumatologist at Ipswich
Hospital NHS Trust, in the UK.
David G.I. Scott is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, and an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, in the UK.
ChetanMukhtyar is a consultant rheumatologistat the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. His other roles include Honorary Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School, Regional BSR chair for East of England, Secretary of East Anglia Rheumatology Society, Rheumatology rep on MRCP Part 2 Exam Board.