Women and Autoimmune Disease: The Mysterious Ways Your Body Betrays Itself

Women and Autoimmune Disease: The Mysterious Ways Your Body Betrays Itself

by Robert G. Lahita
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Women and Autoimmune Disease: The Mysterious Ways Your Body Betrays Itself by Robert G. Lahita

A cutting-edge examination of the mysterious world of autoimmune disease—and the new discoveries made daily that may save women's lives

Autoimmune diseases—including chronic fatigue syndrome, vasculitis, juvenile diabetes, alopecia, Graves' disease, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis—are among the most devastating conditions afflicting women today and the most resistant to diagnosis and treatment. In all of them, the body's immune system begins to attack healthy and normally functioning cells. And one of the biggest puzzles is why 80 percent of autoimmune disease sufferers are women. In this groundbreaking book, world-class immunologist Dr. Robert Lahita brings years of intensive research, patient care, and diagnostics to shed light on the mysteries of these conditions, with a particular focus on how they affect—and how he treats—women.

Through case studies, he reveals the early warning signs, symptoms, diagnostic processes, and the most innovative treatments for all the most common—and many of the less well known—autoimmune diseases. He offers a scientifically sound and sensitive work that is the best resource available to help understand these perplexing and debilitating diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061736957
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 236,842
File size: 722 KB

About the Author

Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical School and chairman of medicine and vice president of the Jersey City Medical Center. He was the chairman of the conference committee of the New York Academy of Sciences and has been elected a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Royal College of Physicians in London. The Textbook of Autoimmunity, which he edited, is the seminal work on the subject for medical professionals, and he is also the editor of the recently published fourth edition of the standard textbook Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Today, and Regis & Kelly. Named one of New York magazine's Best Doctors in New York for the last five consecutive years, he lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey, with his family.

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Women and Autoimmune Disease: The Mysterious Ways Your Body Betrays Itself 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Sdean More than 1 year ago
I have to date seven autoimmune diseases and have read more than a dozen books on the subject/s this is the best one I've read! Clear, concise, user-friendly and sooo well written. Dr. Lahita is amazing,I hope to get an appointment to visit him soon.
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I have a difficult to treat undifferentiated inflammatory arthritic condition. This book has helped and I am very medically savvy
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