The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

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Oxford University Press, Dec 6, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 312 pages
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Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 3000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease. Now Dr. Wallace has once again completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This Fifth Edition discusses new drug information and newly discovered information about the pathology of the disease--all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. In particular, Wallace discusses the first drug for Lupus to be approved by the FDA--belimumab (Benlysta)--as well as other drugs in clinical trials. Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the science of lupus and breakthroughs in research. And as in past editions, the book provides absolutely lucid answers to such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a woman with lupus have a baby? And how can one manage this disease? Indeed, Dr. Wallace has distilled his extensive experience, providing the most up-to-date information on causes, prevention, cure, exercise, diet, and many other important topics. There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix of lupus resource materials compiled by the Lupus Foundation of America. Over a million Americans have lupus. The new Fifth Edition offers these patients and their families an abundance of reliable, up-to-date information that will help them manage the disease and live a happier life.
  

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Review: The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

User Review  - Debi Achey - Goodreads

good information but very technical even for a nurse. Was looking more for coping strategies, more than technical read on lupus pathophysiology. Good reference book to keep on your shelf to review during disease exacerbation. Read full review

Review: The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

User Review  - Reading Wolf - Goodreads

This is my go to guide for any questions I have about my disease. I find it to be an invaluable resource. Read full review

Contents

Introduction and Definitions
1
Inflammation and Immunity
15
What Causes Lupus?
35
Where and How Can the Body Be Affected by Lupus?
57
The Management of Lupus Erythematosus
183
GLOSSARY
267
Lupus Resource Materials
275
INDEX
279
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About the author (2012)


Daniel J. Wallace, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA based at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His many books include All About Fibromyalgia and All About Osteoarthritis (with Nancy Lane).

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