This 7th Edition continues to be the most definitive, comprehensive, and well-referenced resource to consult in Rheumatology. for important facts and analyses of all basic and clinical science in the field of rheumatology. Covering both basic and clinical science, the text provides authoritative and encyclopedic coverage of not only the aetiology and pathogenesis of the rheumatic diseases, but also of biology of the normal joint, immune and inflammatory responses, evaluation of the patient, musculoskeletal pain and the musculoskeletal exam, diagnostic tests and procedures, clinical pharmacology and much more. Found-in DVD-ROM features:Over an hour of video clips of the musculoskeletal examination and abnormal arthroscopic findings.Over 200 additional 4-color images NOT in the book..Image library for PowerPoint downloads includes all images. Self-assessment questions for Board review.Features new chapters on:Antigen Presenting CellsSynoviocytesChondrocytesSignal Transduction in Rheumatic DiseasesRecruitment of Cells and AngiogenesisEconomic Burden of Rheumatic DiseasesEducation of PatientsAnti-Cytokine TherapiesFamilial Auto-Inflammatory Syndromes. Explores hot topics such as:Pediatric Rheumatology Antiphospholipid antibody syndromeSLEThe complex roles of cytokines in normal immunity and rheumatic diseaseThe pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.