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The scleroderma book : a guide for patients and families

Author: Maureen D Mayes
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Talks about the baffling disease called scleroderma. This book discusses tests that are used to make the diagnosis and to monitor the disease, treatments as well as potential therapies, and theories  Read more...

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Mayes, Maureen D.
Scleroderma book.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004010878
(OCoLC)55124321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen D Mayes
ISBN: 1429404442 9781429404440 9780195169409 0195169409 9780195184501 0195184505
OCLC Number: 71827397
Description: 1 online resource (x, 211 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO TERMS AND TYPES OF SCLERODERMA ; 1. What is scleroderma? ; 2. Localized scleroderma: Limited, localized, diffuse, generalized, systemic and not-so-systemic: What's in a name? ; 3. Systemic scleroderma - diffuse ; 4. Systemic scleroderma - limited ; PART 2: EPIDEMIOLOGY: WHO GETS SCLERODERMA AND WHY? ; 5. Genetic features of scleroderma: Did you get it from your parents? Can you give it to your kids? ; 6. Epidemiology of scleroderma: Number of patients, occupational links and environmental connections ; PART 3: HOW SCLERODERMA AFFECTS THE BODY ; 7. Raynaud's phenomenon, skin involvement and finger sores ; 8. Scleroderma and the kidneys ; 9. Scleroderma and the gastrointestinal tract ; 10. Scleroderma and the lungs ; 11. Scleroderma and the heart ; 12. Scleroderma and joints, tendons, muscles and nerves ; 13. Systemic scleroderma and pregnancy ; 14. Scleroderma and sexuality ; 15. Overlap syndromes and sclerodermalike conditions ; PART 4: COPING WITH SCLERODERMA ; 16. You and your doctor ; 17. Living an unpredictable life, facing an uncertain future ; Appendix 1: Criteria for the classification of systemic scleroderma ; Appendix 2: Scleroderma support groups and resource materials
Responsibility: Maureen D. Mayes.
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