Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes: Expert Consult - Online

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Sep 27, 2012 - Medical - 608 pages
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Recognized for more than 45 years as the definitive text in the field, Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes strikes the perfect balance between basic science and clinical expertise, providing the evidence-based findings, treatment consensuses, and practical clinical information you need to confidently diagnose and manage SLE.

  • Broaden your understanding with comprehensive coverage of every aspect of cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus, including definitions, pathogenesis, autoantibodies, clinical and laboratory features, management, prognosis, and patient education.
  • Experience clinical scenarios with vivid clarity through a heavily illustrated, full-color format which includes fundamental images of lupus rashes as well as graphs, algorithms, and differential diagnosis comparisons.
  • Discover the latest in systemic lupus erythematosus with new chapters on important emerging topics such as socioeconomic and disability aspects; and rigorously updated chapters that include expanded coverage of the nervous system, and the most in-depth discussion of immunity and regulatory cells.
  • Learn from the very best. World-renowned rheumatologists Drs. Daniel Wallace and Bevra Hannahs Hahn, along with new associate editors Drs. Michael Weisman, Ronald Van Vollenhoven, Nan Shen, and David Isenberg, present definitive coverage on new and rapidly changing areas in the field.
  • Rely on it anytime, anywhere! Access the full text, image bank, and bonus online-only chapters at www.expertconsult.com.

Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus was first published in 1966. For the past forty years, the product has distinguished itself internationally as the go-to reference on lupus and related diseases.

For rheumatologists and internal medicine practitioners who need a comprehensive clinical reference on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and related disorders, this product delivers a complete arsenal of information on SLE, connective tissue diseases, and the antiphospholipid syndromes.

 

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Contents

I What is Lupus?
1
II The Pathogenesis of Lupus
25
III Autoantibodies
256
IV Clinical Aspects of SLE
304
V The Reproductive System Hormones
455
VI Special Considerations Subsets of SLE and LupusRelated Syndromes
484
VII Assessment of Lupus
526
VIII Management of SLE
582
IX Outcomes and Future Considerations
659
Lupus Resource Materials
676
Historical Background of Discoid and SLE
678
Patient Guide to Lupus Erythematosus
678
Index
679
Index
695
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Daniel Wallace was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Emory University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, studying English and philosophy. He is best known as the author of the 1998 novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions. This novel became the basis for Tim Burton's film, Big Fish. Wallace currently is a professor and lecturer in the English Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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