Lupus

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 States and 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 the former 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 129 x 195 x 7mm | 130g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 7 line drawings
  • 0199213879
  • 9780199213870
  • 887,098

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 disease ; 4. Tests for diagnosing and managing lupus ; 5. Drug therapy ; 6. Treatment that does not involve drugs ; 7. Lupus in special situations ; 8. Living and coping with lupus: tips for patients, family and friends ; 9. The factors that conspire to cause lupus ; 10. The current outlook for lupus patients and why the future is getting brighter ; 11. Myths and fables
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"For the patient or carer with little background knowledge or understanding this book provides a more in-depth look at lupus and its treatments. It's very factual and up to date; it's also worthwhile reading for non-expert medical and AHP staff." (BMA 2008 Medical Book Awards)
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For the patient or carer with little background knowledge or understanding this book provides a more in-depth look at lupus and its treatments. It's very factual and up to date; it's also worthwhile reading for non-expert medical and AHP staff. * BMA 2008 Medical Book Awards *
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