Lupus

Paperback | March 15, 2008

byDavid Isenberg, Susan Manzi

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Lupus is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks itself, culminating in disease which can affect multiple organs, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Lupus currently affects about 30,000 patients in the UK, 500,000 in the United Statesand tens of thousands throughout Europe. Whilst there have been great advances in research into the genetic background of lupus and new interventions such as stem-cell transplants, there is still a surprising lack of information available for patients, carers and their families. Written by theformer President of the British Society for Rheumatology and the current co-director of the Lupus Centre of Excellence in Pittsburgh, USA, this new edition of Lupus: The Facts reflects major developments in our understanding of the causes of lupus.

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Lupus is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks itself, culminating in disease which can affect multiple organs, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Lupus currently affects about 30,000 patients in the UK, 500,000 in the United Statesand tens of thousands throughout Europe. Whil...

David Isenberg is Academic Director of Rheumatology at the Centre for Rheumatology at University College London, UK. Susan Manzi is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Co-Director Lupus Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.28 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199213879

ISBN - 13:9780199213870

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Table of Contents

1. What is systemic lupus erythematosus?2. Lupus - what are its early symptoms and signs?3. Lupus - the chameleon - the clinical features of the disease4. Tests for diagnosing and managing lupus5. Drug therapy6. Treatment that does not involve drugs7. Lupus in special situations8. Living and coping with lupus: tips for patients, family and friends9. The factors that conspire to cause lupus10. The current outlook for lupus patients and why the future is getting brighter11. Myths and fables

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.,."a concise book, well written and providing the essential information patients need to know. The book answers a lot of patient's questions. Without being overoptimistic, the book maintains a positive attident and I feel it will be helpful to patients to understand and cope with their disease."--I. Hoffman for Rheumatology