Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Risk Factors, Treatment Options and Clinical Aspects

Irvine Turner (Editor)

Series: Immunology and Immune System Disorders
BISAC: MED044000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Being diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) can be a severe disappointment, and life after diagnosis can be defined as an existence filled with uncertainty as to the short-and long-term impact of the disease. SLE is a chronic multi-system autoimmune disease that is persistent and recurrent and has the potential of becoming life threatening. The manifestations and severity of the disease varies between individuals. SLE can potentially influence nearly all of the body’s organ systems. In this book, Chapter One reviews, Raynaud’s phenomenon (RP), one of the nonspecific skin changes that occur in SLE. Chapter Two presents the debate on the causes of fatigue in SLE and factors that increase fatigue. Chapter Three reviews and illustrates the important findings of musculoskeletal diseases in SLE. Chapter Four examines SLE in young adults and reviews information about the pain, social impact, and interventions to improve functioning of these young adults. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Chapter 1. Raynaud's Phenomenon in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Role of Capillaroscopy
Slavica Pavlov-Dolijanovic and Nada Vujasinovic Stupar (School of Medicine University of Belgrade, Institute of Rheumatology, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2. Fatigue in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Deirdre Connolly (Discipline of Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland)

Chapter 3. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rhupus Syndrome, Jaccoud’s Arthropathy and Osteonecrosis
Syuichi Koarada and Yoshifumi Tada (Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Nabeshima, Saga, Japan)

Chapter 4. Young Adults with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Pain, Social Impact, and Interventions to Improve Functioning
Bradley Fevrier, Teminijesu Ige, Laura Nabors, and Alicia Aikens (Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA)


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