Antiphospholipid Syndrome in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Other | April 1, 2009

byRonald Asherson, R. Cervera, Joan Carles Reverter...

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Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes abnormal blood clots. It is now recognized as a major cause of common conditions, including stroke, heart attack, miscarriage, epilepsy and memory loss and as such is gaining recognition in all branches of medicine, from obstetrics to cardiology, from psychiatry to orthopedics.

This book provides an overview of our current understanding of this major disease. It includes the latest information on the new pathogenetic mechanisms involved as well as clinical manifestations in both "the thrombotic" and "non-thrombotic" manifestations of this important disease.

* Comprehensive review of this major disease
* Includes information on treatment options available

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Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes abnormal blood clots. It is now recognized as a major cause of common conditions, including stroke, heart attack, miscarriage, epilepsy and memory loss and as such is gaining recognition in all branches of medicine, from obstetrics to cardiology, from psychiatry to orthoped...

Format:OtherDimensions:266 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080932347

ISBN - 13:9780080932347

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Table of Contents

Classification and Epidemiology of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome;
Laboratory Heterogeneity of the Antiphospholipid Antibodies:
Pathogenesis of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome;
Immunogenetics of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome;
Systemic Manifestations of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome;
Obstetric Manifestations of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome;
Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Infections and Drugs;
Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Malignancies;
Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Vascular Disorders (Atheromatosis and Vasculitis);
Treatment of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome;
Difficult situations in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome;