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The Kidney in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, 7 : Volume 7 - Justin Mason

The Kidney in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, 7

Volume 7

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2007
ISBN: 9780444529725
Number Of Pages: 432

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Renal involvement is a common complication of systemic autoimmune diseases and may be life threatening. The clinical management of these complex disorders is challenging and constantly evolving. This book brings together an international group of clinicians and clinical scientists to contribute to a state of the art review of underlying pathogenic mechanisms, methods of clinical assessment, classification and diagnosis of renal disease, combined with a detailed account of treatment strategies. A contemporary overview of renal involvement associated with the systemic vasculitides and connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematous and systemic selerosis is included. Patients with autoimmune disease are treated by a variety of clinicians and this book will therefore be of direct relevance to internal medicine and renal physicians rheumatologists, paediatricians, clinical immunologists and general practitioners. Book jacket.

Prefacep. v
Series Editorp. vii
Volume Editorsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
Introduction
Introductionp. 3
Pathogenic Mechanisms
Pathogenesis of Renal Diseases: Autoimmunityp. 23
Pathogenesis of Renal Disease: Complementp. 43
Pathogenesis of Renal Disease: Cytokines and Other Soluble Factorsp. 63
Pathogenesis of Renal Disease: Cellular Mechanismsp. 81
Pathogenesis of Renal Disease: Renal Cell Response to Injuryp. 93
Renal Toxicities Associated with Immunomodulatory Drugsp. 107
The Vasculitides
ANCA-Associated Systemic Vasculitides: Mechanismsp. 123
ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: Clinical Features and Treatmentp. 139
Large and Medium Vessel Vasculitis: Mechanismsp. 159
Large and Medium Vessel Vasculitis: Clinical Features and Treatmentp. 175
Anti-GBM Disease: Mechanisms, Clinical Features, and Treatmentp. 195
Renal Disease in Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitisp. 215
Henoch-Schonlein Purpurap. 241
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome/Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpurap. 257
The Connective Tissue Diseases
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Mechanismsp. 285
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Renal Involvementp. 311
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Treatmentp. 323
The Antiphospholipid Syndromep. 333
Renal Involvement in Sjogren Syndromep. 349
The Kidney in Systemic Sclerosisp. 363
Amyloidosisp. 383
Inflammatory Arthritis, Behcet's Syndrome, and Sarcoidosisp. 397
Subject Indexp. 407
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ISBN: 9780444529725
ISBN-10: 0444529721
Series: Handbook of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 14th December 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 19.2  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 1.17
Edition Number: 1