This new atlas provides an illustrated guide to the investigation, diagnosis and management of the systemic autoimmune diseases. The authors begin with an overview of the general principles of assessment. The main sections of the atlas focus in turn on specific inflammatory diseases affecting the connective tissues including the primary systemic vasculitides. Information is supported by high quality colour photographs, diagnostic algorithms and tables throughout. This up to date visual guide to the complex field of connective tissue disease provides an essential tool for differential diagnosis, thus enabling more rapid and effective management of the patient with these symptoms.