Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

4th Edition - May 12, 2004

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  • Editor: Robert Lahita
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474540

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Description

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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Pathogenesis
    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 Fibromyalgia

    Organs Affected by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Nervous system:
    Central Nervous System Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Psychiatric Aspects of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Dermatology:
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Skin
    Renal:
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Kidney
    Cardiopulmonary:
    Cardiovascular Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Cardiovascular System: Vasculitis
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Lung
    Gastrointestinal:
    Nonhepatic Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Hepatic Disease and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Coincidence or Converence
    Hematology:
    The Cellular Hematology of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Musculoskeletal:
    Articular Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Specific Syndromes
    Phospholipid Syndrome:
    Immunology of Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Co-factors
    The Clinical Aspects of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome
    The Catastrophic Phospholipid Syndrome
    Hematology: Coagulation Problems
    The Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Pathogenesis and Implications for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Drug Induced Systemic Lupus Erythematosus:
    Pathophysiology of Drug-Induced Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Drug and Environmental Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Manifestations and Differences
    Therapy of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Corticosteroid Use in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Antimalarials and Immunosuppresive Therapies
    Unproven and Experimental Therapies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1343
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: May 12, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474540

About the Editor

Robert Lahita

Dr. Robert Lahita is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers University, and the Director of the Institute for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases. He is a fellow of the ACP and the Royal College, and a master of the ACR. Dr. Lahita is the author of more than 16 books and 150 scientific publications in the field of autoimmunity. He is the editor of the standard textbook Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Senior Editor of the Textbook of Autoimmunity, and the author of Lupus: Q and A for patients and Autoimmunity in Women.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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