This comprehensive textbook provides physicians with a practical evidence-based framework to evaluate and manage patients suspected of having overlap disorders involving the integumentary, musculoskeletal and related systems.
The book discusses hallmark mucocutaneous features which support, and often specify, diagnosis, and it provides a summary of relevant multisystem examinations, serologic workup, and imaging. Interdisciplinary perspectives on treatment also facilitate a streamlined approach to referral and co-management. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Overlap Disorders in Dermatology & Rheumatology is a must-have resource for dermatologists, rheumatologists, internists, as well as students of medicine and trainees across medical specialties.
Dr. Amit Garg is Director of the Dermatology Training Program and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine at Boston Medical Center. He is also Director of the Rheumatic Skin Disease Clinic at Boston Medical Center and Co-Director of the Dermatology Module, Disease and Therapy Core Curriculum at BUSM. Dr. Garg's research interests encompass undergraduate and graduate medical education and he has developed a comprehensive web based curriculum in dermatology for medical undergraduates. Dr. Garg has served on editorial boards for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, as well as AAD based publications. He is on the Executive Committee of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA). Additionally, Dr. Garg is a member of the planning committee for the Association of Professors of Dermatology and the Medical Dermatological Society. He is also a member of the core curriculum committee of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Garg has several invited lectures and publications to his credit.
I. Introduction to Rheumatic Skin DiseasesII. Examining the IntegumentIII. Cutaneous LupusIV. DermatomyositisV. SclerodermaVI. The Psoriatic ComplexVII. VasculitisVIII. SarcoidosisIX. SerologiesA conventional approach might be-EpidemiologyPathophysiologyHistoryPhysical ExaminationLaboratory testing and ImagingDifferential DiagnosisTreatmentSystemic ComponentsCourse and PrognosisClinical Images.