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The autoimmune connection : essential information for women on diagnosis, treatment, and getting on with your life

Author: Rita Baron-Faust; Jill P Buyon
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition, revised and updated editionView all editions and formats
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The Autoimmune Connection explains the links between autoimmune diseases and offers up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatments, and risks for women with one or more autoimmune disease, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or Crohn's disease.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Baron-Faust; Jill P Buyon
ISBN: 0071841229 9780071841221
OCLC Number: 946155816
Description: xvii, 508 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: a new view of autoimmunity / Noel R. Rose, Director, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School --
Autoimmune disease : facing our intimate enemy --
Those aching joints : rheumatoid arthritis --
The shadow of the wolf : systemic lupus erythematosus --
The elusive butterfly gland : thyroid disease --
The body snatchers : scleroderma and autoimmune skin disorders --
More than a dry spell : Sjögren's syndrome --
Vanishing hormones : type I diabetes, Addison's disease, primary ovarian insufficiency, and other endocrine problems --
Tough to digest : inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, and pernicious anemia --
An attack of nerves : multiple sclerosis --
Weak in the knees : myasthenia gravis --
A fury in the blood : antiphospholipid syndrome, immune thrombocytopenia, and vasculitis --
Assault on the liver : autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis --
Fellow travelers : fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, endometriosis, and interstitial cystitis --
Navigating the new medical maze.
Responsibility: Rita Baron-Faust, MPH, with Jill P. Buyon, MD.

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