Lupus

Lupus

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Blackwell North Amer
Lupus is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks itself, culminating in disease which can affect multiple organ systems, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Lupus currently affects around 30,000 people in the UK, and 500,000 in the United States. Whilst there have been great advances in research into the genetic background of lupus and new treatments such as stem cell transplants, there is still a surprising lack of information available for patients, carers, and their families.
Written by the former president of the British Society for Rheumatology and the current co-director of the Lupus Centre of Excellence in Pittsburgh, USA, this new edition of Lupus: The Facts reflects major developments in our understanding of the causes of lupus. It discusses the treatment options available, how to manage the condition on a day to-day basis, and offers advice for families, friends and carers.

Oxford University Press
Lupus is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks itself, culminating in disease which can affect multiple organs, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Lupus currently affects about 30,000 patients in the UK, 500,000 in the United States and tens of thousands throughout Europe. Whilst there have been great advances in research into the genetic background of lupus and new interventions such as stem-cell transplants, there is still a surprising lack of information available for patients, carers and their families. Written by the former President of the British Society for Rheumatology and the current co-director of the Lupus Center of Excellence in Pittsburgh, USA, this new edition of Lupus: The Facts reflects major developments in our understanding of the causes of lupus.


Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780199213870
Branch Call Number: 616.772 ISENB
Characteristics: vii, 101 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Notes: Includes index
Reviseded. of: Lupus / Graham Hughes. 2000

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