LupusBook - 2008
Lupus is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks itself, culminating in disease which can affect multiple organs, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Lupus currently affects about 30,000 patients in the UK, 500,000 in the United Statesand tens of thousands throughout Europe. Whilst there have been great advances in research into the genetic background of lupus and new interventions such as stem-cell transplants, there is still a surprising lack of information available for patients, carers and their families. Written by theformer President of the British Society for Rheumatology and the current co-director of the Lupus Centre of Excellence in Pittsburgh, USA, this new edition of Lupus: The Facts reflects major developments in our understanding of the causes of lupus.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 
Edition: Second edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: 616.772 ISE
Characteristics: vii, 101 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.