Macrophage Activation Syndrome.- Recurrent Fever Syndromes.- Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID).- IgG4-related Disease.- Relapsing Polychondritis.- Castleman's Disease.- Remitting Seronegative Symmetrical Synovitis and Pitting Edema.- Felty's Syndrome.
This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for diagnosing and treating patients with rare rheumatic diseases of immunologic dysregulation. Covering uncommon diseases such as IgG4-Related Disease, Castleman's Disease, and Felty Syndrome, chapters aggregate information from case reports and anecdotal literature to create a single, comprehensive handbook for treating patients. Each chapter provides historical perspective and epidemiology; a literature review (including research trials, translational research, historical and current case reports, and case series); pathogenesis; clinical presentation; laboratory evaluation; imaging; histopathology; treatment; and outcomes. Rare Rheumatic Diseases of Immunologic Dysregulation is an invaluable resource for rheumatologists, rheumatology fellows, and clinical immunologists to better diagnose and treat patients with rare rheumatic diseases.
Teresa Kathleen Tarrant, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vice Chief of Translational Research for Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine