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General Diagnosis Diseases Drugs & Treatment General Abbreviations About Contribute Dedication Disclaimer Foreword to the 1st Edition Forward by Dr. Morris Ziff Preface Purchasing and Licensing Home Diagnosis Acute Phase Reactants (ESR, CRP) Aldolase Angiogram Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Ankle Arthrocentesis Anti-CCP Antibodies (ACPA) Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody Anti-Liver-Kidney-Microsome Antibodies Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Read more [...]


The following is an alphabetical listing of abbrevitions used throughout this textbook $  (see explanation and key under Drugs) b  beta g  gamma AAU  acute anterior uveitis Ab  antibody AC acromioclavicular ACD  anemia chronic disease ACE  angiotensin converting enzyme ACH  acetylcholine ACL  anticardiolipin ACR  American College of Rheumatology AIDS  acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIH  autocimmune hepatitis AIMS  arthritis impact measurement scale AL  amyloidosis ALD Read more [...]


Care has been taken to confirm the accuracy of the information presented and to describe generally accepted medical practices. However, the authors and editors are not responsible for errors or omissions or for any consequences from application of the information in this book and make no warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to the currency, completeness, or accuracy of the contents of the publication. Application of this information in a particular situation re-mains the professional responsibility Read more [...]

Forward by Dr. Morris Ziff

When I entered the field of rheumatology in 1950, clinical practice in this budding area of specialization was relatively straightforward, but at the same time it had its difficulties. Take rheumatoid arthritis as an example. The diagnosis was made essentially on the basis of the history, physical examination, and sedimentation rate. Sensitized sheep cell agglutination tests for rheumatoid factor were being done, but practitioners sneered at them, proclaiming that in those patients in whom the test Read more [...]

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About the Authors

About CoverIllustration by VincentPerez John J. Cush, MD Director of Clinical Rheumatology for the Baylor Research Institute and Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.  He holds several academic teaching appointments including Professor of Medicine at St. Georges University, Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Read more [...]

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