Description

Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disease which causes abnormal blood clots. It is now recognised 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 orthopaedics. 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 “the thrombotic” and “non thrombotic” manifestations of this important disease.

Details

No. of pages:
266
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080932347
Print ISBN:
9780444531698
Print ISBN:
9780444562371

About the series-volume-editors

Munther Khamashta

Munther Khamashta is Professor/Consultant Physician and Director of The Graham Hughes Lupus Research Laboratory at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, and runs a large lupus pregnancy clinic. He studied medicine in Barcelona and internal medicine in Madrid, Spain, where he developed an interest in connective tissue diseases and received his PhD. He was awarded the MRCP in 1999 and FRCP in 2002. He joined the Lupus Unit in London 25 years ago and has been instrumental in developing it into an internationally recognised tertiary centre receiving referrals from all over the UK, see https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/munther-khamashta(e30b3284-8df1-4cc2-9856-9bca61db843e)/biography.html

Affiliations and Expertise

Graham Hughes Lupus Research Laboratory, The Rayne Institute, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, England, UK

Joan Carles Reverter

Affiliations and Expertise

Servei d'Hemoterapia i Hemostasia, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain

About the editors

R. Cervera

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain

Ricard Cervera

Ricard Cervera, MD, PhD, FRCP is Senior Consultant Physician and Head at the Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Head of the Research Team on Systemic Autoimmune Diseases at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, and Professor at the Department of Medicine, Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, where he coordinates the Masters Course on Autoimmune Diseases. See: http://www.med.ub.es/MIMMUN/PERSONAL/CERVERA/CVCERVER.HTM

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Clínic,Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

About the author

Ricard Cervera

Ricard Cervera, MD, PhD, FRCP is Senior Consultant Physician and Head at the Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Head of the Research Team on Systemic Autoimmune Diseases at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, and Professor at the Department of Medicine, Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, where he coordinates the Masters Course on Autoimmune Diseases. See: http://www.med.ub.es/MIMMUN/PERSONAL/CERVERA/CVCERVER.HTM

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Clínic,Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Reviews

Immunologists, rheumatologists, obstetricians, hematologists, fellows, medical student and those working in internal medicine and general medicine. As well as medical/scientific management and pharmaceutical companies.