The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Hardcover | November 1, 2012

byDaniel J. Wallace

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Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 3000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America.His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease.Now Dr. Wallace has once again completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This Fifth Edition discusses new drug information and newly discovered information about the pathology of the disease - all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient couldunderstand. In particular, Wallace discusses the first drug for Lupus to be approved by the FDA - belimumab (Benlysta) - as well as other drugs in clinical trials. Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the science of lupus and breakthroughs in research. And as in past editions, the book provides absolutely lucid answers to such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a woman with lupus have a baby? And how canone manage this disease? Indeed, Dr. Wallace has distilled his extensive experience, providing the most up-to-date information on causes, prevention, cure, exercise, diet, and many other important topics. There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix of lupus resource materials compiled by theLupus Foundation of America.Over a million Americans have lupus. The new Fifth Edition offers these patients and their families an abundance of reliable, up-to-date information that will help them manage the disease and live a happier life.

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Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 3000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America.His The Lupus Book, originally published in...

Daniel J. Wallace, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA based at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His many books include All About Fibromyalgia and All About Osteoarthritis (with Nancy Lane).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199929408

ISBN - 13:9780199929405

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book The pathophysiology, epidimiology and practical coping suggestions appealed to both the Nurse and Lupus patient in me. This is a great book for both health care providers and people living with lupus
Date published: 2015-05-27

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth EditionPart I. Introduction and Definitions1. Why Write a Book on Lupus?2. What Is Lupus?3. The History of Lupus4. Who Gets Lupus?Part II. Inflammation and Immunity5. The Body's Protection Plan6. The Enemy Is Our CellsPart III. What Causes Lupus?7. The Genetic Connection8. Environmental Villains9. Drugs That May Cause Lupus or Produce Flare-upsPart IV. Where and How Can the Body Be Affected by Lupus?10. History, Symptoms, and Signs11. Must We Draw Blood?12. Reactions of the Skin: Rashes and Discoid Lupus13. Why the Aches? Arthritis, Muscles, and Bone14. Pants and Pulses: The Lungs and Heart15. Heady Connections: The Nervous System and Behavioral Changes16. The Head, Neck, and Sjogren's Syndrome17. What About Hormones?18. The Impact of Lupus on the GI Tract and Liver19. Lupus in the Kidney and Urinary Tract20. The Blood and Lymphatic Systems21. Why Do Blood Clots Develop?22. Lupus through the Ages: Lupus in Children and the Elderly23. Is It Really Lupus?Part V. The Management of Lupus Erythematosus24. How to Treat Lupus with Physical Measures25. You Can Help Conquer Lupus26. Taming Inflammation: Anti-inflammatory Therapies27. Big Guns and Magic Bullets: Disease-Modifying Drugs28. Other Options: Treatments Occasionally Used to Manage Lupus29. Fighting Infections, Allergies, and Osteoporosis30. Can a Woman with Lupus Have a Baby?31. Economic Impact of Lupus in the United States and Disability Issues32. What's the Prognosis?33. New Therapies for Lupus and Future DirectionsGlossaryAppendix: Lupus Resource MaterialsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This is an excellent reference for lupus patients and their families. It is useful to have to answer specific questions as well as to provide background information. This is the most in-depth review that I have seen that is easily readable for patients and their families." --Jill Gibson, MD, Washington University Medical Center