This book encompasses erosive inflammatory arthropathies, collagen vascular diseases, vasculitides, infections, and degenerative diseases in one easy-to-use reference. In addition, the final sections cover common symptoms and comorbidities and discuss the latest findings in the pharmacological treatment of inflammatory rheumatic conditions. In each chapter, you will find the pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, prognosis, and management of each disease. Tables and figures summarize and illuminate the clearly written text. Case presentations provide instructive examples of everyday patients and situations seen in the office setting.