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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Fourth Edition, provides an understanding of the basic mechanisms as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of lupus. This book is attractive to both the investigative community and clinicians. As lupus has become a paradigm for the study of autoimmune disease, immunologists investigating autoimmunity are becoming more interested in lupus. Basic immunology of phospholipid antibodies, clotting abnormailities, issues concerning pathogenetic fit with SLE, and newest methods of therapy of APLS are given in this newest edition of a classic reference.


Published: May 2004

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-433901-9


  • From Previous Edition: "This book successfully links basic science with clinical medicine, providing a framework within which to understand this complex disease. As Lahita states in the introduction, 'The history of discovery is now in the log phase of growth.' The third edition of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus conveys the excitement and the breadth of this dynamic field. This volume will be an excellent resource for basic and clinical scientists, as well as for the students of imunology and rheumatology. The chapters are well-referenced and can be read independently- as befits a reference book." -Jane E. Salmon, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, USA (March 2000)


  • Foreword Introduction to 4th EditionPathogenesis Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Overview of Cellular Immune Function in Systemic Lupus ErythematosusEtiopathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: The Itineraries of Three TroikasMHC Class II and Non-MHC Genes in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Genetic Susceptibility and Class III Complement GenesComplement Deficiency and Systemic Lupus ErythematosusGender and Age in Systemic Lupus ErythematosusAnimal Models Genes and Genetics of Murine Systemic Lupus ErythematosusSystemic Lupus Erythematosus in Domestic AnimalsAutoantibodies and AntigensAnti-DNA Antibodies : Structure, Assembly and Diversity Antibodies to Cytoplasmic Antigens Antihistone AntibodiesAntibodies to Non-Histone Agents in Systemic Lupus ErythematosusImmune Complexes Origins of Antinuclear AntibodiesClinical Approach to DiagnosisThe Clinical Presentation of Systemic Lupus ErythematosusNeonatal Systemic Lupus Erythematosus SyndromesSystemic Lupus Erythematosus in ChildhoodImaging of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: State of the ArtMonitoring Patients and Systemic Lupus ErythematosusLaboratory Evaluation of Patients with Systemic Lupus ErythematosusSystemic Lupus Erythematosus Pregnancy Epidemiology of Systemic Lupus ErythematosusOverlap Syndromes: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Sjögren's SyndromeSystemic Lupus Erythematosus and Fibromyalgia Organs Affected by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Nervous system:Central Nervous System Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Psychiatric Aspects of Systemic Lupus ErythematosusCognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus ErythematosusDermatology:Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the SkinRenal:Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the KidneyCardiopulmonary:Cardiovascular Systemic Lupus ErythematosusSystemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Cardiovascular System: VasculitisSystemic Lupus Erythematosus and the LungGastrointestinal:Nonhepatic Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Systemic Lupus ErythematosusHepatic Disease and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Coincidence or ConverenceHematology:The Cellular Hematology of Systemic Lupus ErythematosusMusculoskeletal:Articular Manifestations of Systemic Lupus ErythematosusOsteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease in Systemic Lupus ErythematosusSpecific SyndromesPhospholipid Syndrome:Immunology of Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Co-factorsThe Clinical Aspects of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome The Catastrophic Phospholipid SyndromeHematology: Coagulation ProblemsThe Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Pathogenesis and Implications for Systemic Lupus ErythematosusDrug Induced Systemic Lupus Erythematosus:Pathophysiology of Drug-Induced Systemic Lupus ErythematosusDrug and Environmental Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Manifestations and Differences Therapy of Systemic Lupus ErythematosusCorticosteroid Use in Systemic Lupus ErythematosusAntimalarials and Immunosuppresive TherapiesUnproven and Experimental Therapies


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