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TitleThe lupus book : a guide for patients and their families / Daniel J. Wallace
ImprintNew York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition Sixth edition
Descript viii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


Part I: Introduction and definitions -- Why write a book on lupus? -- What is lupus? -- The history of lupus -- Who gets lupus? -- Part II: Inflammation and Immunity -- The body's protection plan -- The enemy is our cells -- Part III: What causes lupus? -- The genetic connection -- Environmental villains -- Drugs that may cause lupus or produce flare-ups -- Part IV: Where and how can the body be affected by lupus? -- History, symptoms, and signs -- Must we draw blood? -- Reactions of the skin: rashes and discoid lupus -- Why the aches? arthritis, muscles, and bone -- Pants and pulses: the lungs and heart -- Heady connections: the nervous system and behavioral changes -- The head, neck, and sjogren's syndrome -- What about hormones? -- The impact of lupus on the GI tract and liver -- Lupus in the kidney and urinary tract -- The blood and lymphatic systems -- Why do blood clots develop? -- Lupus through the ages: lupus in children and the elderly -- Is it really lupus? -- Part V: The management of lupus erythematosus -- How to treat lupus with physical measures -- You can help conquer lupus -- Taming inflammation: anti-inflammatory therapies -- Big guns and magic bullets: disease-modifying drugs -- Other options: treatments occasionally used to manage lupus -- Fighting infections, allergies, and osteoporosis -- Can a woman with lupus have a baby? -- Economic impact of lupus in the united states and disability issues -- What's the prognosis? -- Clinical trials, new therapies for lupus, and future directions

Lupus Erythematosus Systemic

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