Systemic Sclerosis is a comprehensive, standard reference on sclerosis written by well-known experts in the field. The book presents a concise overview of the causes of scleroderma, as well as the latest information on the development and diagnosis of the disease. Problems in affected organs are discussed along with treatment options. The Second Edition has been revised and expanded to make it a more clinically useful reference, with the increased number of diagrams, pictures, and tables, inclusion of highlighted "nuggets" of therapy, and detailed explanation of appropriate tests to order based on organ involvement.
1.Epidemiology, demographics and genetics 2.Classification, prognosis 3.Localized sclerodermas 4.Pathogenesis a.Animal models of Systemic Sclerosis b.pathogenesis in humans 5.Differential diagnosis of systemic sclerosis like disorders 6.Environmentally induced scleroderma-like syndromes 7.Eye, nose and throat 8.Pulmonary and pulmonary vascular 9.Cardiovascular 10.Raynaud's and other vascular manifestations 11.Musculoskeletal 12.Renal 13.Gastrointestinal 14. Nervous system 15. Sexual function and pregnancy 16. Psychosocial 17. DMARD treatment of SSc 18. Alternative/complementary medicine 19. Management, holistic approach a.Physicians approach b.Nurses approach c.Patient approach 20. Resource