The London Lupus Centre, Book of Lupus: A Patients' Guide

Authors: Hughes, Graham

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any system in the body. Think of it as a 'self-allergy' where the body attacks its own cells and tissues, causing inflammation, pain, and possible organ damage.

Lupus is an extremely common and potentially treatable disease of the immune system. It affects approximately 1 in 1000 women and is more common than diseases such as multiple sclerosis and leukaemia.

The London Lupus Centre Book of Lupus - a patient's guide provides a concise source of information on lupus and the surrounding issues. It will guide the reader through symptoms, causes and treatment of lupus, as well as more specific issues such as lupus in pregnancy, or osteoporosis and lupus.

With a chapter on the 'first cousins' of lupus, namely Sjogren's syndrome, Hughes' syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease, the book is a useful resource not only for the lupus patient, but also for the interested general public and the medical nursing professions.

 

Professor Graham R. V. Hughes is Head of the London Lupus Centre, UK; a founding member of the national patients' charity 'Lupus UK', and life President; founder and editor of the international journal Lupus.

In 1983, Professor Hughes described the anti-phospholipid syndrome, now known as Hughes' syndrome, for which he was awarded the International League Against Rheumatism prize for research into rheumatic diseases.

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From the reviews:

"In this book, Dr. Hughes takes lupus patients through the history of the disease, its manifestations, diagnostic tests, and therapy. … It is written for patients and their families by one of the foremost researchers in this field. … I think it does a good job translating complex medical terms into easily understood descriptions. … It is a useful reference that I can recommend to my patients." (Chris Phillips, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The London Lupus Centre, Book of Lupus: A Patients' Guide
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-374-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-374-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84800-373-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 112
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