Description

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 “the thrombotic” and “non-thrombotic” manifestations of this important disease.

Key Features

* Comprehensive review of this major disease * Includes information on treatment options available

Readership

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.

Details

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

About the editors

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

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

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.