Lupus Erythematosus

Clinical Evaluation and Treatment

  • Peter H. Schur
  • Elena M. Massarotti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Julia F. Simard, Karen H. Costenbader
    Pages 1-12
  3. Elena M. Massarotti, Peter H. Schur
    Pages 27-39
  4. Elena M. Massarotti, Peter H. Schur
    Pages 53-66
  5. Henry Townsend, Ruth Ann Vleugels
    Pages 67-93
  6. Simon M. Helfgott
    Pages 95-105
  7. Robert A. Sands
    Pages 107-114
  8. Hilary J. Goldberg, Paul F. Dellaripa
    Pages 115-125
  9. Ami S. Bhatt, Nancy Berliner
    Pages 127-139
  10. Mary Anne Dooley
    Pages 141-152
  11. S. Khoshbin
    Pages 169-182
  12. Bonnie L. Bermas
    Pages 183-196
  13. Bonnie L. Bermas
    Pages 197-210
  14. Joseph F. Merola
    Pages 211-221
  15. Elena M. Massarotti
    Pages 223-228
  16. Mary Gayed, Chee-Seng Yee, Sasha Bernatsky, Caroline Gordon
    Pages 229-249
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 251-260

About this book

Introduction

Often considered the prototypic autoimmune disease, Lupus is characterized by protean manifestations and affects a wide range of organ systems. Despite widespread availability of anti nuclear antibody testing and other technological diagnostic advances, the diagnosis of lupus can be elusive, difficult, and inexact. Treatment of the disease can also be challenging.  Advances in immunology and biotechnology have led to a burgeoning world of new therapies in development that offer patients the real possibility of new therapies and physicians and scientists novel insights into the pathogenesis of this complicated immunological disease.   Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment summarizes the clinical aspects of lupus facing the general clinician in the 21st century.   In this invaluable, practical book, the reader will find introductory chapters regarding general diagnostic and treatment principles, followed by chapters addressing the lupus-specific organ manifestations. Special topics regarding pregnancy and comorbidities are also presented.   Written by highly experienced physicians with special expertise in lupus, Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment is an indispensable reference for the common and not so common problems affecting patients with lupus.

Keywords

ANA Erythematosus Lupus SLE Systemic

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter H. Schur
    • 1
  • Elena M. Massarotti
    • 2
  1. 1.Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolDiv. of Rheumatology/Immunology/AllergyBostonUSA
  2. 2.Div. of Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy, Brigham and Women's HospitalLupus CenterBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1189-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1188-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1189-5
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