- Covers established core content to aid understanding of the subject
- Written with a case-based approach to simulate clinical settings
- Includes learning objectives, take home messages to support teaching
This book on rheumatology in children is intended to be a handy tool for all professionals interested in this field. It is divided into five sections: General considerations, arthritic problems, connective tissue diseases, systemic vasculitides and finally a section thatcovers miscellaneous issues such as Immunodeficiencies, bone heath and uveitis.
The book has an easy format with each chapter having one or more clinicalvignettes at the start of the chapter. In addition each chapter outlines the learning objectives and key take home messages. At the end of each section a collection of cases to highlightimportant issues in the clinic are included. The colorful charts, pictures and tables make reading this book an easy task.
The authors are leading experts in their fields working at best practices centers globally to provide the reader with state-of-the-art information.
Dr Sujata Sawhney (MD, MRCP (UK), CCST (UK)) is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, and did her MD in Pediatrics from Delhi University. She is specialized in Pediatric Rheumatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London whereshe completed her MRCP and on completion of training was awarded the Completion Certificate of Specialist Training (CCST). She is currently based at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India, where she heads the Pediatric Rheumatology Division at the Institute of Child Health. She is the co- editor of the book ‘Rheumatic diseases in women and children: Current perspectives’ (2014),and has over thirty publications in peer- reviewed journals and as textbook chapters. She runs a post-doctoral fellowship program at her center, and has been the past president of the Pediatric Rheumatology Society of India.
Dr Amita Aggarwal (MD, DM, FNASc, FASc, FAMS) graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She is a Professor of Clinical Immunology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. She has more than 250 peer-reviewed publications to her credit. She has been involved in research on rheumatic diseases especially juvenile idiopathic arthritis for the last two decades. She has been awarded the DBT biosciences award for career development and multiple awardsfrom Indian Council of Medical Research. She is currently the President of the Indian Rheumatology Association.