Key Features

  • Broaden your understanding with comprehensive coverage of every aspect of cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus, including definitions, pathogenesis, autoantibodies, clinical and laboratory features, management, prognosis, and patient education.
  • Experience clinical scenarios with vivid clarity through a heavily illustrated, full-color format which includes fundamental images of lupus rashes as well as graphs, algorithms, and differential diagnosis comparisons.


Table of Contents

Section I: What is Lupus?

1. Definition and classification of Lupus and Lupus-Related Disorders

2. The Epidemiology of Lupus

Section II: The Pathogenesis of Lupus

3. The Pathogenesis of SLE

4. Genetics of Human SLE

5. Epigenetics of Lupus

6. The Innate Immune System in SLE

7. Cytokines and Interferons in Lupus

8. The Structure and Derivation of Antibodies and Autoantibodies

9. T Cells

10. Regulatory Cells in SLE

11. Apoptosis, Necrosis, and Autophagy

12. Abnormalities in Immune Complex Clearance and Fcγ Receptor Function

13. Neural-Immune Interactions: Principles and Relevance to SLE

14. Complement and SLE

15. Mechanisms of Acute Inflammation and Vascular Injury in SLE

16. Mechanisms of Tissue Damage – Free Radicals and Fibrosis

17. Animal Models of SLE

18. Pathogenic Mechanisms in Lupus Nephritis

Section III: Autoantibodies

19. Immune Tolerance Defects in Lupus

20. Autoantibodies

21. Autoantigenesis and Entigen-Based Therapy and Vaccination in SLE

Section IV: Clinical Aspects of SLE

22. Overview and Clinical Presentation

23. Pathomechanisms of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

24. Skin Disease in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

25. The Musculoskeletal System and Bone Metabolism

26. Pathogenesis and Treatment of Atherosclerosis in Lupus

27. Cardiopulmonary Disease in SLE

28. Pathogenesis of the Nervous System

29. Clinical Aspects of the Nervous System

30. Psychopathology, Neurodiagnostic Testing, and Imaging

31. Ocular, Aural, and Oral Manifestations

32. Management of Sjögren Syndrome in Patients with SLE

33. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Manifestations

34. Hematologic and Lymphoid Abnormalities in SLE

35. Clinical and Epidemiologic Features of Lupus


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