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As featured in the New York Times and recommended by the National Women's Health Resource Center and the Society for Women's Health Research, The Autoimmune Connection discusses the links between autoimmune diseases and offers up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatments, and risks for women with one or more autoimmune disease, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or Crohn's disease.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Rita Baron-Faust (New York, NY) serves on the board of the American Autoimmune and Related Diseases Association.
Jill P. Buyon, M.D. (New York, NY) is founder and director of the Lupus Clinic at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and a professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: A New View of Autoimmunity||xiii|
|1||Autoimmune Disease--Facing Our Intimate Enemy||1|
|2||Those Aching Joints--Rheumatoid Arthritis||17|
|3||The Shadow of the Wolf--Systemic Lupus Erythematosus||51|
|4||The Elusive Butterfly Gland--Thyroid Disease||83|
|5||The Body Snatchers--Scleroderma and Autoimmune Skin Disorders||105|
|6||More Than a Dry Spell--Sjogren's Syndrome||141|
|7||Vanishing Hormones--Type 1 Diabetes, Premature Ovarian Failure, and Other Endocrine Problems||157|
|8||Tough to Digest--Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), Celiac Disease, and Pernicious Anemia||195|
|9||An Attack of Nerves--Multiple Sclerosis||239|
|10||Weak in the Knees--Myasthenia Gravis||263|
|11||A Fury in the Blood--Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, and Vasculitis||285|
|12||Assault on the Liver--Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis||323|
|13||Mysterious Fellow Travelers--Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Endometriosis, and Interstitial Cystitis||343|
|14||Navigating the Medical Maze||365|
|Afterword: Where the Future May Take Us||381|
|Appendix A||Where to Go for Help--Information and Support Groups||385|
|Appendix B||Recommended Reading||397|