Living with Lupus: All the Knowledge You Need to Help Yourself

Living with Lupus: All the Knowledge You Need to Help Yourself

by Sheldon Paul Blau, Blau, Dodi Schultz
     
 

This is the definitive, up-to-the-minute source of information for lupus sufferers, their families and friends, and their caregivers. It includes the latest research on possible causes and promising treatments-including treatments other than the standard drug approach. The individual voices of patients in these pages provide illuminating insights for readers living

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This is the definitive, up-to-the-minute source of information for lupus sufferers, their families and friends, and their caregivers. It includes the latest research on possible causes and promising treatments-including treatments other than the standard drug approach. The individual voices of patients in these pages provide illuminating insights for readers living with such an unpredictable disease. Practical resources round out this detailed, readable, and reassuring guide.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Blau ( Lupus: The Body Against Itself , LJ 4/1/77; Doubleday, 1984. 2d ed.) states that one million Americans suffer from lupus, eight out of nine being women. That's a compelling reason for patients, their families, and their friends to learn more about this connective tissue disease, which affects joints and muscles, skin, blood vessels, lung membranes, the heart, and the kidneys. The cause is unknown, but Blau cites theories regarding genetics, a virus, and environmental causes. He describes 11 diagnostic criteria but recommends that final diagnosis be made by a rheumatologist. Blau explains the main drugs prescribed for lupus, emphasizing corticosteroids, and also discusses accompanying problems like anemia and osteoporosis. While he offers some useful information, the omission of a major resource for obtaining a physician, confusing statistics, and potentially misleading comments on the drug Tamoxifen are noted flaws. A better choice would be to contact The Lupus Foundation of America for its current approved reading list.-- Catherine Greene, Bethesda Memorial Hosp. Lib., Boynton Beach, Fla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201608090
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/01/1993
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

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