The following books on childhood arthritis are available through your local bookseller
Or you can order them online from Amazon.com by clicking on the links below.
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My book –
It’s not just
A guide to childhood muscle, bone, and joint pain,
rheumatic diseases and the latest treatments
It has always been a frustration trying to answer the many questions I have received from people over the web. I can’t take the time and give them the detail I would like to. I have to take care of my patients. This book is a distillation of my experience answering questions for parents and health professionals over 25 years of practice. If you want to know about the diseases, the tests, the medications, or how to be sure you are getting the best care– If you are the family member of a child with joint pains, this book will give you the answers. If you are a general physician, a pediatrician, or a nurse who cares for children with these diseases it will answer many of the questions families ask you, and you can recommend it to them. It will also answer many of your questions about what shots to give, what precautions to take, and the other questions families, pediatricians, and other health care providers have asked me over the years.
“Dr. Tom Lehman’s experience and compassion are evident on every page of this book, and they help guide the reader—child, parent, and healthcare professional alike – through the world of childhood arthritis. This book is an absolute gem written with a single goal in mind: improve the lives of kids with arthritis.” -- Jack Klippel, M.D. President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation
“Dr. Lehman has given
parents and families of children with arthritis the first book that speaks to
the parent and child as equals. His book
explains the illnesses, the medications, the lab tests, and the disease course
in simple, understandable lay language and givens them valuable insight into
how a pediatric rheumatologist thinks.
Bravo!”-- Charles Spencer, M.D., Professor of
"A must have for any family with a child who has a rheumatic disease! I personally found this book to very informative. Dr. Lehman, as always, gives families a clear understanding of their choice of treatments and what they can expect from their child's rheumatic disease."—Kathy Gaither, Juvenile Scleroderma Network, Inc.
"This comprehensive guidebook is a must-read for pediatricians and health care professionals who treat children and adolescents. For parents of children who have already been diagnosed with rheumatic disease, as well as children who have baffling, undiagnosed symptoms, this book will be a valuable resource."—Enid Engelhard, CSW, Director of Social Services, S.L.E. Foundation, Inc.
A children's book written for ages 4 to 8 describing life with JRA in the eyes of an eight year old girl
Just out from the Arthritis Foundation. Discounted at Amazon.com
The old standby text with useful information by one of the pioneers in the field.
Much newer book dealing with both helping your child and understanding what the doctor says.
My brother made me do it $11.20
A fictional collection of letters written by a young girl to her pen pal as her family discovers and deals with her arthritis.
A solid guide to many of the alternative therapies you hear about. This book gives you the scoop on what’s real, what’s not and more importantly what’s safe and what’s not.
Arthritis Sourcebook $13.56
A concise guide to a wide variety of information about arthritis, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.
Another solid guide to living with arthritis.
Dr. Michael Lockshin, a distinguished colleague from Hospital for Special Surgery writes about loss of concern for the individual patient and their welfare in the modern insurance system. This book emphasizes the problems of those with difficult chronic diseases and the importance of managing your own care.
Another good book for families, but again not oriented toward children.
A young woman's humorous description of her experiences with lupus
You Are Not Alone $30.00
A Book for people suffering from Behcets Syndrome
A competent resource by Judith Peacock for children with arthritis and their families
The Scleroderma Book $17.50
A good book on scleroderma for all ages.
This is the brand new 2005 edition of a medical textbook for doctors describing these diseases and their treatment.
This is a medical textbook for doctors who treat lupus with a section on children and adolescents written by myself.
A good textbook for general physicians about managing lupus with a section on children and adolescents written by myself.
If you think other books deserve consideration let me know. Please no books promising 'cures,' no matter how strongly you believe in them. I'll continue to add useful books as I find them.
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Last update 8/24/05