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The Lupus Encyclopedia

A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Health Care Providers

Donald E. Thomas, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

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Now completely updated! The best-selling, most comprehensive guide to lupus, its complications, and management.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can attack any body organ. It is three times more common in the United States today than it was in the 1980s, so there is an increased need for accurate, practical information on this potentially devastating disease. Lupus expert and clinician Donald E. Thomas, Jr., MD, provides all the helpful information patients need so they can understand and treat this disease.

Highlighting amazing advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, this...

Now completely updated! The best-selling, most comprehensive guide to lupus, its complications, and management.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can attack any body organ. It is three times more common in the United States today than it was in the 1980s, so there is an increased need for accurate, practical information on this potentially devastating disease. Lupus expert and clinician Donald E. Thomas, Jr., MD, provides all the helpful information patients need so they can understand and treat this disease.

Highlighting amazing advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, this edition includes new and expanded information on:

• The latest FDA-approved medications
• How lupus affects different body parts
• Advanced labs that improve lupus diagnosis and treatment
• The role of the microbiome and anti-inflammatory diets
• Updated recommendations for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding
• Childhood-onset lupus
• The interaction between COVID-19 and lupus
• Non-drug treatments, complementary medicine, and medical cannabis

The gold standard since it was first published and carefully reviewed by experts in the field, the latest edition of The Lupus Encyclopedia is essential for patients, health care providers, and families. Bonus content on insurance issues and information about working with lupus and disability is also available online.

Endorsed by The Lupus Foundation of America

Contributors: Jemima Albayda, MD; Divya Angra, MD; Alan N. Baer, MD; Sasha Bernatsky, MD, PhD; George Bertsias, MD, PhD; Ashira D. Blazer, MD; Ian Bruce, MD; Jill Buyon, MD; Yashaar Chaichian, MD; Maria Chou, MD; Sharon Christie, Esq; Angelique N. Collamer, MD; Ashté Collins, MD; Caitlin O. Cruz, MD; Mark M. Cruz, MD; Dana DiRenzo, MD; Jess D. Edison, MD; Titilola Falasinnu, PhD; Andrea Fava, MD; Cheri Frey, MD; Neda F. Gould, PhD; Nishant Gupta, MD; Sarthak Gupta, MD; Sarfaraz Hasni, MD; David Hunt, MD; Mariana J. Kaplan, MD; Alfred Kim, MD; Deborah Lyu Kim, DO; Rukmini Konatalapalli, MD; Fotios Koumpouras, MD; Vasileios C. Kyttaris, MD; Jerik Leung, MPH; Hector A. Medina, MD; Timothy Niewold, MD; Julie Nusbaum, MD; Ginette Okoye, MD; Sarah L. Patterson, MD; Ziv Paz, MD; Darryn Potosky, MD; Rachel C. Robbins, MD; Neha S. Shah, MD; Matthew A. Sherman, MD; Yevgeniy Sheyn, MD; Julia F. Simard, ScD; Jonathan Solomon, MD; Rodger Stitt, MD; George Stojan, MD; Sangeeta Sule, MD; Barbara Taylor, CPPM, CRHC; George Tsokos, MD; Ian Ward, MD; Emma Weeding, MD; Arthur Weinstein, MD; Sean A. Whelton, MD

Reviews

Reviews

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... a caring, comprehensive guide to understanding and coping with lupus.

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. I will be recommending this book to my patients with lupus and to anyone who wants to understand this illness better.

An extremely thorough and readable volume reflecting enormous amounts of time, effort, and research.

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Publication Date
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10
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848
ISBN
9781421446844
Illustration Description
26 halftones, 28 line drawings
Table of Contents

Contributing Chapter Editors
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: Definitions, Causes, and Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease
1. What Is Lupus and How Is It Diagnosed?
2

Contributing Chapter Editors
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: Definitions, Causes, and Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease
1. What Is Lupus and How Is It Diagnosed?
2. The Other Autoimmune Diseases
3. What Causes Lupus?
4. The Meaning of All Those Test Results
Part II: How Lupus Affects the Body
5. How SLE Affects the Body Directly
6. Constitutional Symptoms
7. The Musculoskeletal System
8. Skin and Mucous Membranes
9. Blood and Lymph Systems
10. The Respiratory System
11. The Heart and Blood Vessels
12. The Urinary System
13. The Nervous System
14. The Exocrine Gland System
15. The Digestive System
16. Eyes
17. The Endocrine System
18. The Reproductive System and Pregnancy
19. Prognosis, Special Populations, Healthcare Disparities
20. Lupus in Children and Adolescents
Part III: Other Complications of Lupus and Their Treatments
21. Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Blood Clots
22. Infections
23. Cancer
24. Osteoporosis
25. Avascular Necrosis of Bone
26. Adrenal Insufficiency
27. Fibromyalgia
28. Gastroesophageal Reflux and Stomach Ulcers
Part IV: Treating Lupus
29. General Treatment of Lupus
30. Antimalarials
31. Steroids
32. Immunosuppressants
33. Biologic Agents
34. Newest FDA-Approved Drugs for Lupus
35. Other Therapies for SLE
36. Prescription Pain Medicines
37. Future Treatments for SLE
38. Non-drug Therapies for Lupus
39. Complementary (Integrative) Medicine
Part V: Other Practical Matters
40. Understanding your Symptoms
41. Becoming Pregnant, Breast-Feeding, Contraception, Menopause Treatment
42. Preparing for Surgery and Travel
43. Communicating with your Provider
44. The Lupus Secrets Checklist
Index

Author Bio
Donald E. Thomas, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
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Donald E. Thomas, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Donald E. Thomas, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR (GREENBELT, MD), is in private practice at Arthritis and Pain Associates of Prince Georges County. He is a clinical associate professor at the Uniformed Services University and teaches rheumatology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Sjögren’s Foundation.