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The London Lupus Centre, book of lupus : a patients' guide

Author: Graham R V Hughes
Publisher: London : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lupus is a potentially treatable disease of the immune system that affects 1 in 1000 women. This resource fully covers the symptoms of the disease as well as preventative measures, treatment options  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham R V Hughes
ISBN: 9781848003736 1848003730 1848003749 9781848003743
OCLC Number: 302061141
Description: vi, 112 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Sect. 1. Introduction --
Lupus in a nutshell --
What to look for? --
The rise and rise of lupus --
What causes lupus? --
Lupus and the world around us --
sect. 2. Features of lupus --
The clinical picture --
The skin --
The kidney --
Heart and lungs --
The brain --
The blood --
Pregnancy and lupus --
sect. 3. 'First cousins of lupus' --
Sjögren's syndrome --
Hughes syndrome --
Mixed connective tissue disease --
sect. 4. Tests in lupus --
Antibody tests --
Other tests --
sect. 5. Treatment of lupus --
General treatment of lupus --
Plaquenil and animalarials --
Steroids --
Immunosuppressives --
Other drugs and treatments in lupus --
Treatment of Hughes syndrome --
Osteoporosis and lupis --
The future --
Where can I find out more?
Other Titles: Book of lupus
Responsibility: Graham Hughes.

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