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Daniel J. Wallace M.D.
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Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS; 1. Why write a book on lupus?; 2. What is lupus?; 3. The history of lupus; 4. Who gets lupus?; PART 2: INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNITY; 5. The body's protection plan; 6. The enemy is our cells; PART 3: WHAT CAUSES LUPUS?; 7. The genetic connection; 8. Environmental villains; 9. Drugs that may cause lupus or produce flare-ups; PART 4: WHERE AND HOW CAN THE BODY BE AFFECTED BY LUPUS?; 10. History, symptoms and signs; 11. Must we draw blood?; 12. Reactions of the skin: rashes and discoid lupus; 13. Why the aches? Arthritis, muscles and bones; 14. Pants and pulses: the lungs and heart; 15. Heady connections: the nervous system and behavioural changes; 16. The head, neck and Sjogren's Syndrome; 17. What about hormones?; 18. The impact of lupus on the GI tract and liver; 19. Lupus in the kidney and urinary tract; 20. The blood and lymphatic system; 21. Why do blood clots develop?; 22. Lupus through the ages: lupus in children and the elderly; 23. Is it really lupus?; PART 5: THE MANAGEMENT OF LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS; 24. How to treat lupus with physical measure; 25. You can help conquer lupus; 26. Taming inflammation: anti-inflammatory therapies; 27. Big guns and magic bullets: disease-modifying drugs; 28. Other options: treatments occasionally used to manage lupus; 29. Fighting infections, allergies and osteoporosis; 30. Can a woman with lupus have a baby?; 31. Economic impact of lupus in the United States and disability issues; 32. What's the prognosis?; 33. New therapies for lupus and future directions

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