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Living with Lupus
     

Living with Lupus

by Philippa Pigache
 
Lupus is an auto-immune disease in which a person's immune system becomes over-active and attacks the body, causing damage and dysfunction and sometimes affecting major body organs. Lupus may be mild or present with more serious, life-threatening complications. Lupus is more common in women between 15 and 40, and 90% of sufferers are women. Symptoms include extreme

Overview

Lupus is an auto-immune disease in which a person's immune system becomes over-active and attacks the body, causing damage and dysfunction and sometimes affecting major body organs. Lupus may be mild or present with more serious, life-threatening complications. Lupus is more common in women between 15 and 40, and 90% of sufferers are women. Symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches, anemia, and general malaise. It may be confused with other disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Drug treatments and awareness of the condition have improved greatly in recent years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859699525
Publisher:
SPCK Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Philippa Pigache is an award winning journalist and acclaimed medical science writer with more than thirty years' experience. She has contributed widely to local and national newspapers, women's magazines, radio and television. She has worked on the Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Guardian, and for ITN and BBC Science Features.
She is currently the honorary secretary of the Medical Journalists' Association and editor of its journal, the MJA News.
She has written consumer health books on arthritis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, as well as fiction. She has two children, three grandchildren and three cats. She lives in Sussex and paints and gardens in her spare time.

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