Dellaripa, Paul F., Fischer, Aryeh, Flaherty, Kevin R. (Eds.)
2014, XII, 222 p. 64 illus., 26 illus. in color.
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Of interest to clinicians involved in the care of patients with connective tissue disease, particularly rheumatologists, but also pulmonary specialists, cardiologists and radiologists
A multi-disciplinary text that includes national and international leaders in rheumatologic lung disease
Features chapters co-authored by rheumatologists and pulmonologists
The spectrum of systemic rheumatologic disease (often termed connective tissue disease) is characterized by autoimmune-mediated organ dysfunction, and the lungs are a frequent target. There are numerous pulmonary manifestations associated with connective tissue diseases, and all patients with rheumatologic disease are at risk of developing associated lung disease. Pulmonary Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease covers the comprehensive management of rheumatologic lung disease, which requires a multi-disciplinary approach and is optimized by active engagement by rheumatologists working closely with pulmonologists and other specialists. The book offers a practical reference using a case-based approach for practicing clinicians in the ongoing assessment and understanding of rheumatologic lung disease, and presents the science and pathophysiology underlying rheumatologic lung diseases. The first text of its kind specifically dedicated to describe diverse, commonplace, and challenging aspects of rheumatologic lung diseases, Pulmonary Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease serves as an invaluable tool for the practicing clinician.