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Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic disease with a variety of symptoms caused by inflammation that can target any of the bodys tissues.It can affect the kidneys, the nervous system, the clotting system and the skin.In many cases, the joints, blood cells, and the heart and chest linings are also involved.Because everyones experience with lupus is different, it is sometimes called the disease with a thousand faces.Lupus offers a comprehensive yet accessible look at a condition that is estimated to affect more than 1.5 million North Americans. Topics include: Overviews of the disease What can be done to manage and minimize its symptoms Various drug treatments and complementary therapies Concerns particular to women and children Coping StrategiesBIO:SASHA BERNATSKY, MD, is a rheumatologist and researcher currently at the McGill University Health Complex (Montreal General Hospital).She has been involved with the patient support group of Lupus Canada for many years, and is a past medical advisor for the Lupus Society of Manitobashe currently lives in Montreal, Quebec. JEAN-LUC SENCAL, MD, FRCPC, FACR, is a Professor of Medicine at the University Of Montreal School Of Medicine.He is also a rheumatologist, division of Rheumatology, University of Montreal Health Centre.Dr. Sencal is internationally renowned as the founder and director of the Lupus Clinic as well as of the Laboratory for Research in Autoimmunity.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781552636039
Branch Call Number: 616.772 LUP
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bernatsky, Sasha 1967-


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