This guide stresses the interrelationships between the cutaneous and systemic changes in rheumatic disease, using colour illustrations to give the reader the best elements of a text and an atlas. It is specifically designed to help practitioners to make the right diagnostic and management decisions. Immunopathic changes of the skin are discussed in light of the recent discoveries involving the skin as an immunological organ. There is coverage of the major conditions seen in patients, including lupus and scleroderma, as well as a discussion of the most current management options. The text focuses on the important changes resulting from rheumatic disease.