The Kidney in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

The Kidney in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

1st Edition - December 14, 2007
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  • Editors: Justin Mason, Charles Pusey
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444529725
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080557045

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This volume brings together an international group of clinicians and clinical scientists to contribute to a state-of the-art review of the underlying pathogenic mechanisms, methods of clinical assessment, classification and diagnosis of renal disease, combined with a detailed overview of treatment strategies. An essential reference source for all those involved with the care of patients with renal involvement in systemic autoimmune disease, and for those contributing to research into the underlying pathogenic mechanisms in these disorders.


Internal medicine and renal physicians, rheumatologists, paediatricians, clinical immunologists and general practitioners

Table of Contents

  • Pathogenic Mechanisms
    Pathogenesis of renal disease – autoimmunity
    Pathogenesis of renal disease – complement
    Pathogenesis of renal disease – cytokines & other soluble factors
    Pathogenesis of renal disease – cellular mechanisms
    Pathogenesis of renal disease – renal cell response to injury
    Renal toxicity of drugs used in systemic AI disease
    The vasculitides
    AASV – mechanisms
    AASV – clinical features and treatment
    Large and medium vessel vasculitis – mechanisms
    Large and medium vessel vasculitis – clinical features & Rx
    Anti-GBM – mechanisms, clinical features and treatment
    Cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis
    The connective tissue diseases
    SLE – mechanisms
    SLE – renal involvement
    SLE – treatment
    Sjögrens syndrome
    Systemic sclerosis
    Miscellaneous (Inflammatory arthritis, sarcoid, Behcets)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: December 14, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444529725
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080557045
  • About the Editors

    Justin Mason

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Vascular Rheumatology, Bywaters Centre for Vascular Inflammation, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

    Charles Pusey

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Renal Section, Division of Medicine, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, U.K.

    About the Series Editor

    Ronald Asherson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Killarney, Johannesburg, South Africa