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Autoimmune Diseases

Acute and Complex Situations

Khamashta, Munther A, Ramos-Casals, Manuel (Eds.)

2011, XII, 416 p.

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  • An overview of the main complex and acute clinical situations occurring in patients with Systemic Autoimmune Disease assists the reader to quickly and easily locate the different life-threatening, complex situations in separate chapters for each disease.
  • Descriptions of the latest clinical and immunological prognostic factors that may help to identify patients at higher risk of developing potentially life-threatening involvement aids the reader to diagnose these patients, in whom an early therapeutic approach is essential.
  • The inclusion of nearly 100 images and diagnostic/therapeutic algorithms illustrates the text with clinical photographs of the main organs involved, and helps the reader to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.
  • The most up-to-date opinions of the leading international clinical experts on the management of these difficult situations assists the reader to make decisions in situations for which there is currently an almost-complete lack of information from any source.
  • An exhaustive therapeutic update, specifically focused on new agents and experimental techniques for managing complex situations informs the reader of recent advances in the therapeutic management of severe clinical situations, and suggests therapeutic guidelines according to a hierarchy of evidence consistent with evidence-based sources.
Autoimmune Diseases: Acute and Complex Situations provides a detailed overview of conditions associated with autoimmune diseases that are considered either life-threatening or requiring complex management. These include abdominal pain, arthritis, cutaneous ulcers, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, epilepsy, pancreatitis, stroke and white-matter CNS lesions. Autoimmune Diseases: Acute and Complex Situations addresses the latest clinical and immunological prognostic factors that may help to identify patients at higher risk of developing potentially life-threatening involvement. This book comprehensively helps the reader to diagnose these patients, in whom an early therapeutic approach is essential. Autoimmune Diseases: Acute and Complex Situations is a valuable reference tool for rheumatologists, internists, immunologists, and all the specialists involved in the multidisciplinary care of patient with rheumatic and systemic autoimmune diseases.

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Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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