Infections and the Rheumatic Diseases

  • Luis R. Espinoza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Basic Aspects of Bacterial Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Malavikalakshmi M. Attur, Jose U. Scher
      Pages 11-19
    3. Ignacio García-De La Torre, Yelitza Concepción González-Bello
      Pages 21-27
    4. Andrés Esteban Alarcón, Avinash K. Shetty, Abraham Gedalia
      Pages 29-40
    5. Gabriel J. Tobón, Juan Esteban Garcia-Robledo, Ivana Nieto-Aristizábal
      Pages 41-47
    6. Eduardo Gotuzzo Herencia, Karen Isabel Vega-Villanueva
      Pages 49-62
    7. Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, Scott A. Barnett, Ryan Dewitz, Scott J. Melton, Julio E. Figueroa II, Peter C. Krause et al.
      Pages 63-73
    8. Emilio Martín-Mola, Chamaida Plasencia-Rodríguez
      Pages 75-88
  3. Viral Arthritides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Rodolfo Perez-Alamino
      Pages 107-112
    3. Olga Lidia Vera-Lastra, Jesús Sepúlveda-Delgado, Julio Granados, María del Pilar Cruz-Domínguez, Gabriela Medina, Luis J. Jara
      Pages 113-123
    4. Sergio Miguel Angel Toloza, Santiago Eduardo Agüero
      Pages 125-142
    5. Tochi Adizie, Adewale Adebajo
      Pages 143-146
    6. Martin Brom, Carlos Edgardo Perandones
      Pages 147-162
    7. Alejandro Fuentes, Paula I. Burgos
      Pages 177-188
    8. Luis E. Vega, Luis R. Espinoza
      Pages 189-197
  4. Arthritis Due to Mycobacteria, Fungi, Spirochete, and Miscellaneous Arthritides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. G. Omondi Oyoo, Eugene Kalman Genga
      Pages 201-206
    3. Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro, Ricardo Prado Golmia, Lucilene Sales de Souza, Gabriel Pacífico Seabra Nunes, Morton Scheinberg
      Pages 207-212
    4. Andrés Felipe Echeverri
      Pages 213-219
    5. Luis Fernando Pinto Peñaranda
      Pages 221-233
    6. Mauricio Restrepo-Escobar
      Pages 235-238
    7. Andrés Esteban Alarcón, Rodolfo E. Bégué
      Pages 239-252
    8. Luis Alberto Ramírez Gómez, Alejandro Vélez Hoyos
      Pages 253-264
    9. Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni, Hanan Rkain
      Pages 265-275
    10. Zuhal Arzomand, Matthew White, Anthony M. Reginato
      Pages 277-293
    11. Luis E. Vega, Luis R. Espinoza
      Pages 295-300
    12. Javier Dario Márquez-Hernández
      Pages 301-314
    13. Juan D. Cañete, Julio Ramírez García
      Pages 315-322
  5. Reactive Arthritides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Benjamin S. Naovarat, John D. Reveille
      Pages 325-334
    3. Luis R. Espinoza
      Pages 335-344
    4. Ejaz Pathan, Robert D. Inman
      Pages 345-353
    5. Benjamin S. Naovarat, John D. Reveille
      Pages 355-372
    6. Luis R. Espinoza
      Pages 373-379
    7. John D. Carter, Alan P. Hudson
      Pages 381-391
    8. Frank Barnett Vasey, Luis R. Espinoza
      Pages 393-397
    9. Shraddha Jatwani, Bharat Malhotra, Teresa Crout, Vikas Majithia
      Pages 399-410
  6. Management of Rheumatic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Luis J. Jara, Gabriela Medina, María del Pilar Cruz-Domínguez, Michel Augusto Martinez Bencomo, Josehp Lira Tecpa, Miguel Angel Saavedra
      Pages 413-423
    3. Carlos Pineda, Carina Soto-Fajardo, Julio Granados
      Pages 425-438
    4. Judd Shellito
      Pages 439-444
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 445-460

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the basic and clinical aspects of infections and infectious processes that trigger or aggravate a variety of autoimmune and inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders. It delivers a timely update on the interactions between infection and rheumatic diseases in order to provide clinicians with the tools they need for proper diagnosis and treatment.

The book is divided into five main sections. The first examines the basic aspects of bacterial infections with a discussion of molecular biology, the microbiome, various types of bacteria that cause infection, and recent advances in biologic therapy. The next section focuses on different forms of viral arthritis including hepatitis arthritis, arthritis associated with alpha viruses, and parvovirus-related arthritis. Subsequent chapters then discuss arthritis caused by mycobacteria, fungi, spirochete, and other miscellaneous arthritides. Following this are various analyzations on reactive arthritis and infection-related rheumatic diseases such as Whipple’s Disease, SAPHO Syndrome, rheumatic fever, and HIV-associated rheumatic manifestations. Finally, the book closes with three chapters on external impacts on infectious diseases such as climate change, vaccinations and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Infections and the Rheumatic Diseases is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, fellows, graduate students, and nurses in rheumatology, clinical immunology, and internal medicine.


Biologic therapies for rheumatic diseases Immunosuppressive therapy for rheumatic diseases Infection and rheumatic diseases Infections and biologic therapy Microbiome and microbiota Reactive arthritis Rheumatic disorders and infections Septic arthritis Viral arthritis

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis R. Espinoza
    • 1
  1. 1.LSU Health Sciences at New OrleansLouisiana State UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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