Antiphospholipid Syndrome in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
- Ronald Asherson, Killarney, Johannesburg, South Africa
- R. Cervera, Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
- Munther Khamashta, MD, FRCP, PhD, Director, Lupus Research Unit, The Rayne Institute, King's College London School of Medicine, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK
- Joan Carles Reverter, Servei d'Hemoterapia i Hemostasia, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
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 âthe thromboticâ and ânon-thromboticâ manifestations of this important disease.
Immunologists, rheumatologists, obstetricians, haematologists, fellows, medical student and those working in internal medicine and general medicine. As well as medical/scientific management and pharmaceutical companies.