Dubois' lupus erythematosus by Hahn, Bevra; Dubois, Edmund L.; Wallace, Daniel Jeffrey

By Hahn, Bevra; Dubois, Edmund L.; Wallace, Daniel Jeffrey

Established for 40 years because the definitive reference on lupus, Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus is now in its completely revised, up-to-date 7th version. greater than 90 unusual contributing authors—twenty of them new to this edition—provide entire insurance of each point of cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus, together with definitions, pathogenesis, autoantibodies, medical and laboratory gains, administration, diagnosis, and sufferer education.

This variation makes a speciality of evidence-based findings, therapy consensuses, and sensible medical details. New chapters conceal cytokines and interferons, pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, immune tolerance, scientific indices in review of lupus, combined connective tissue disorder, reproductive matters, fibromyalgia, gender-related concerns, and biomarkers.

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ANA, anti-Sm, and anti-DNA antibodies), ANA accounted for the increased sensitivity of the revised criteria. Levin et al. noted that both the preliminary and the revised criteria were inappropriate for diagnostic purposes, in that over 50% of their patients fulfilled neither set of criteria when tested at the time of diagnosis. 0% for preliminary and revised criteria, respectively, at 7 years). Passas et al. (16 ) compared specificity of the preliminary and revised criteria in 207 University of Connecticut patients with non-SLE rheumatic diseases that are important in the differential diagnosis of SLE.

Louis: CV Mosby, 1939:359–372. 181. Comroe BI. Arthritis and Allied Conditions. 3rd Ed. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1944:846–848. 182. Benedek TG. A century of American rheumatology. Ann Intern Med 1987;106:30. 16 Chapter 2 The Definition and Classification of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Zuhre N. Tutuncu Kenneth C. Kalunian Definition of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem disease that is caused by antibody production and complement-fixing immune complex deposition that result in tissue damage.

38. Libman E, Sacks B. A hitherto undescribed form of valvular and mural endocarditis. Trans Assoc Am Physicians 1923;38:46–61. 39. Belote GH, Ratner HS. The so-called Libman-Sacks syndrome. Its relation to dermatology. Arch Dermatol Syph 1936;33:642–664. 40. Ginzler AM, Fox TT. Disseminated lupus erythematosus. a cutaneous manifestation of a systemic disease (Libman-Sacks). Arch Intern Med 1940;65:26–50. 41. Doherty NE, Siegel RJ. Cardiovascular manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus. Am Heart J 1985;110:1257–1265.

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