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Author Lehman, Thomas J. A

Title It's not just growing pains : a guide to childhood muscle, bone, and joint pain, rheumatic diseases, and the latest treatments / Thomas J.A. Lehman
Published New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 416 pages) : illustrations
Contents My Child Complains of Pain -- Growing Pains? (The most common right and wrong answer!) -- Figuring Out What's Wrong -- Taking and giving a history -- The complete physical examination -- Laboratory tests and other evaluations -- Common Causes of Pain -- Knee pain -- Hip pain -- Back pain -- Neck pain -- Foot, ankle, heel, and toe pain -- Elbow, shoulder, wrist, and finger pain -- The Child Who Hurts All Over -- Sports Injuries -- The Rheumatic Diseases and Related Conditions -- Why Do Children Get Rheumatic Disease? -- Juvenile Arthritis -- Uveitis: Eye Complications of Juvenile Arthritis and Related Conditions -- Spondyloarthropathies: Enthesitis-associated Arthritis -- Forms of spondyloarthropathies -- Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis, and ankylosing spondylitis -- Reactive arthritis: Infection-associated arthritis and Reiter's syndrome -- Psoriatic arthritis -- Arthritis associated with bowel disease -- Miscellaneous conditions related to spondyloarthropathies -- Lyme Disease -- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus -- Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) -- Sjogren's Syndrome -- Children with dry eyes and dry mouth -- Raynaud's Phenomenon -- Scleroderma -- Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis -- Kawasaki Disease -- Benign Hypermobile Joint Syndrome and Ehlers Dahnlos Syndrome -- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy, and Complex Regional Pain Syndromes -- Osteoporosis and Osteopenia -- Living with A Child Who Has A Chronic Condition -- Medications and Immunizations -- Alternative Medicine: Vitamins and Supplements -- Understanding Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests -- Reconstructive Surgery -- Family Issues -- Getting the Best Results for Your Child -- What Else Can I Do?
Summary This is a guide to the common causes of bone, joint, muscle, and arthritis pain in childhood for both parents and professionals. This book will help parents and their physicians understand what is causing children to have pain, how to make sure they have the proper diagnosis, how to understand the blood tests and other diagnostic procedures being done, and how to make sure they get the best possible results for their children. Chapters include coverage on pain in different areas of the body, sports injuries, juvenile arthritis, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, Raynaud's phenomenon, Kawasaki disease, dermatomyositis, osteoporosis, and more. Dr. Lehman also discusses medications and alternative treatments, all written in a clear style easily accessible to the non-professional
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Pediatric rheumatology.
Rheumatism in children.
Arthritis, Juvenile -- diagnosis
Pain Management
Pain -- diagnosis
Rheumatic Diseases
children (people by age group)
MEDICAL -- Pediatrics.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Children's Health.
Pediatric rheumatology.
Rheumatism in children.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003010938
ISBN 0195184475