Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

4th Edition

Editors: Robert Lahita
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124339019
eBook ISBN: 9780080474540
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th May 2004
Page Count: 1343
205.00 + applicable tax
270.00 + applicable tax
165.00 + applicable tax
Compatible Not compatible
VitalSource PC, Mac, iPhone & iPad Amazon Kindle eReader
ePub & PDF Apple & PC desktop. Mobile devices (Apple & Android) Amazon Kindle eReader
Mobi Amazon Kindle eReader Anything else

Institutional Access


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.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive current coverage of basic models of etiology and pathogenesis
  • Complete catalog of autoantibodies produced
  • Includes an outstanding review of imaging techniques for the diagnosis of lupus and its complications for each organ system
  • Includes CD-ROM of images excellent for teaching purposes and downloading into presentations


Immunologists, basic and clinical researchers, rheumatologists, dermatologists, clinical researchers studying women and health, hospital and medical school libraries.

Table of Contents

Introduction to 4th Edition
Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Overview of Cellular Immune Function in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Etiopathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: The Itineraries of Three Troikas
MHC Class II and Non-MHC Genes in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Genetic Susceptibility and Class III Complement Genes
Complement Deficiency and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Gender and Age in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Animal Models
Genes and Genetics of Murine Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Domestic Animals

Autoantibodies and Antigens
Anti-DNA Antibodies : Structure, Assembly and Diversity
Antibodies to Cytoplasmic Antigens
Antihistone Antibodies
Antibodies to Non-Histone Agents in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Immune Complexes
Origins of Antinuclear Antibodies

Clinical Approach to Diagnosis
The Clinical Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Neonatal Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Syndromes
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Childhood
Imaging of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: State of the Art
Monitoring Patients and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Laboratory Evaluation of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pregnancy
Epidemiology of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Overlap Syndromes: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Sjögren's Syndrome
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and F


No. of pages:
© Academic Press 2004
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:

About the Editor

Robert Lahita

Affiliations and Expertise

ROBERT G. LAHITA MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School Vice President and Chairman of Medicine Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newark, NJ, USA


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)