Includes suggestions for further reading at chapter ends, and index.
General approach to the assessment of patients with a suspected connective tissue disease / Ariane L. Herrick -- Systemic lupus erythematosus / Caroline Gordon, Julia U. Holle, Wolfgang L. Gross -- Sjgren's syndrome / Iona Meryon, Julia U. Holle, Wolfgang L. Gross, Caroline Gordon.
An instructive, highly-illustrated guide to the investigation, diagnosis and management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the related condition of Sjögren's syndrome. Appropriate investigations are critical to making the correct diagnosis of SLE so that treatment can be tailored to the patient's condition. Multidisciplinary care is important and should involve the full range of allied health professionals, as well as the relevant clinical specialists depending on the organs and systems involved. This concise visual guide will provide all members of the clinical team with a practical up-to-date reference to assist diagnosis and treatment.