The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families

The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families

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by Donald E. Thomas Jr.
     
 

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Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any system and organ in the body. For the 1.4 million people in the United States who have lupus, an overactive immune system senses that different parts of the body do not belong, and it attacks these parts. The immune system may strike the cells that line the joints or tendons, for example,

Overview

Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any system and organ in the body. For the 1.4 million people in the United States who have lupus, an overactive immune system senses that different parts of the body do not belong, and it attacks these parts. The immune system may strike the cells that line the joints or tendons, for example, causing pain and swelling. An incredibly complex disease, lupus must be properly treated for the optimal health and well-being of the person who has it.

The Lupus Encyclopedia is an authoritative compendium that provides detailed explanations of every body system potentially affected by the disease, along with practical advice about coping. People with lupus, their loved ones, caregivers, and medical professionals—all will find here an invaluable resource. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and tables, The Lupus Encyclopedia explains symptoms, diagnostic methods, medications and their potential side effects, and when to seek medical attention. Dr. Donald Thomas provides information for women who wish to become pregnant and advises readers about working with a disability, complementary and alternative medicine, infections, cancer, and a host of other topics.

Editorial Reviews

The Lupus Guru
The Lupus Encyclopedia is [a] carefully-researched, easily-understood and comprehensive book. It is, as it claims, an ENCYCLOPEDIA... If you [could have] only one book in your library about lupus, The Lupus Encyclopedia might well be it.

the Adventure Between the Lines Lupus
There is great depth and much to learn from reading and referring to this important book... This book should stand the test of time as one of the great books about this complex auto-immune disease.

Lupine Life
I highly recommend The Lupus Encyclopedia. It's an amazing source of information, and I feel empowered by the fact that I have a reliable resource to turn to whenever I need it. No matter what your symptoms are or the level of severity, you owe it to yourself to get this book.

Despite Lupus - Sara Gorman
The Lupus Encyclopedia is a book that that every lupus patient should have in their home library. It's the most comprehensive lupus book out there, and is a valuable resource for anyone searching for a detailed and in-depth explanation of this complicated and mysterious disease.

American Reference Books Annual - Amy B. Parsons
This is a highly readable medical text... This encyclopedia would be useful for public libraries, medical libraries, or academic libraries.

The Nursing Times
... packed with facts, advice and encouragement...

Reference Reviews
This title strikes a pitch perfect balance: on one side, there is information of value to those suffering from or caring for the condition, on the other, data suitable for clinicians seeking a better general understanding of the condition. This volume represents outstanding value for money and would be a useful addition to medical, healthcare and personal bookshelves.

Library Journal
04/01/2014
Treat your cold with echinacea, and you just might make your lupus worse. That's just one of the "secrets" that Thomas, a practicing physician and academic (medicine, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences; rheumatology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Ctr.) reveals in this rather daunting reference. In a 44-chapter narrative, Thomas offers both quick tips as well as deep-dive information on this incredibly complex autoimmune disease. He provides a wealth of detail on the many ways lupus affects the human body, the various related treatment options, a range of patient resources for support, and more. VERDICT This book supplies a caring, comprehensive guide to understanding and coping with lupus.—Judy Quinn, formerly with Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421409832
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/12/2014
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
622,046
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

from the Foreword by George C. Tsokos

People who have lupus and their primary care doctors will find in this book all the information they need.

George C. Tsokos

The person who has lupus and their primary care doctor will find in this book all the information they need.

Daniel J. Wallace MD FACP
An extremely thorough and readable volume reflecting enormous amounts of time, effort, and research.

Joan T. Merrill

Finally, an expert clinician who can explain a complicated medical condition using simple conversational English without glossing over important details or talking down to the reader. The information will be clear to anyone with a high school education and will also be helpful for medical professionals. I will be recommending this book to my patients with lupus and to anyone who wants to understand this illness better.

Meet the Author

Donald E. Thomas, Jr., M.D., FACP, FACR, is an assistant professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and teaches rheumatology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is a practicing physician and currently serves as a member of the Medical-Scientific Advisory Council of the Lupus Foundation, DC/MD/VA chapter.

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The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I love this book! Its my second Bible!!