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Pediatric Rheumatology

A Clinical Viewpoint

  • Sujata Sawhney
  • Amita Aggarwal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction to Pediatric Rheumatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Balu H. Athreya
      Pages 3-9
    3. Amita Aggarwal, Bonnie Abujam
      Pages 11-18
    4. Sampath Prahalad
      Pages 19-28
    5. Aruna Bhat, Mahesh Janarthanan
      Pages 29-35
    6. Prudence J. Manners
      Pages 37-46
    7. Alessandro Consolaro, Nicola Ruperto
      Pages 47-54
    8. Anand Prahalad Rao, Nutan Kamath
      Pages 55-75
    9. Alessandro Consolaro, Nicola Ruperto
      Pages 77-87
    10. Helen Foster, Sharmila Jandial
      Pages 89-105
    11. Amita Aggarwal, Sujata Sawhney
      Pages 107-119
    12. S. Sud, S. Ghuman, D. Rastogi, T. B. S. Buxi, S. Reddy
      Pages 121-132
    13. Sujata Sawhney, Amita Aggarwal
      Pages 139-155
  3. Arthritis in Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Sujata Sawhney
      Pages 159-172
    3. Raju Khubchandani, Chetna Khemani
      Pages 173-180
    4. Sanjay Sarup
      Pages 181-199
    5. Clara Malattia, Alberto Martini
      Pages 201-218

About this book


This book on rheumatology in children is intended to be a handy tool for all professionals interested in this field. It is divided into five sections: General considerations, arthritic problems, connective tissue diseases, systemic vasculitides and finally a section that covers miscellaneous issues such as Immunodeficiencies, bone heath and uveitis.

The book has an easy format with each chapter having one or more clinicalvignettes at the start of the chapter. In addition each chapter outlines the learning objectives and key take home messages. At the end of each section a collection of cases to highlight important issues in the clinic are included. The colorful charts, pictures and tables make reading this book an easy task.

The authors are leading experts in their fields working at best practices centers globally to provide the reader with state-of-the-art information.


Immunodeficency and rheumatic diseases Joint anatomy and physiology Infections and arthritis Overlap syndromes in children Metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis Pediatric uveitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Sujata Sawhney
    • 1
  • Amita Aggarwal
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric Rheumatology Division Institute of Child HealthSir Ganga Ram HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Clinical ImmunologySanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowIndia

About the editors

Dr Sujata Sawhney (MD, MRCP (UK), CCST (UK)) is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, and did her MD in Pediatrics from Delhi University. She is specialized in Pediatric Rheumatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where she completed her MRCP and on completion of training was awarded the Completion Certificate of Specialist Training (CCST). She is currently based at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India, where she heads the Pediatric Rheumatology Division at the Institute of Child Health. She is the co- editor of the book ‘Rheumatic diseases in women and children: Current perspectives’ (2014),and has over thirty publications in peer- reviewed journals and as textbook chapters. She runs a post-doctoral fellowship program at her center, and has been the past president of the Pediatric Rheumatology Society of India.

Dr Amita Aggarwal (MD, DM, FNASc, FASc, FAMS) graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She is a Professor of Clinical Immunology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. She has more than 250 peer-reviewed publications to her credit. She has been involved in research on rheumatic diseases especially juvenile idiopathic arthritis for the last two decades. She has been awarded the DBT biosciences award for career development and multiple awards from Indian Council of Medical Research. She is currently the President of the Indian Rheumatology Association. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Viewpoint
  • Editors Sujata Sawhney
    Amita Aggarwal
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-1749-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9439-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-1750-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 640
  • Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 130 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Rheumatology
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“This multiauthor, multicountry textbook is divided into 5 parts … . Clearly written, each chapter has subsections, tables, illustrations, many in color, and many references. Recommended not only to rheumatologists, but also to practicing pediatricians.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 14 (4), June, 2017)