Antiphospholipid Syndrome in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

by Ricard Cervera, Gerard Espinosa & Munther Khamashta, MD, FRCP, PhD
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Publisher: Elsevier Science

Series: Handbook of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Publication Date: June 18, 2016

ISBN: 9780444636560

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Second Edition provides an overview of our current understanding of this major disease. It includes the latest information on the new pathogenetic mechanisms involved, along with clinical manifestations in both the thrombotic and non-thrombotic manifestations of this important disease.

Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes abnormal blood clots. It is now recognized as a major cause of common conditions, including stroke, heart attack, miscarriage, epilepsy, and memory loss, and as such is gaining recognition in all branches of medicine, from obstetrics to cardiology, and from psychiatry to orthopedics.

  • Brings the reader up-to-date and allows easy access to individual topics in one place
  • Written by a respected panel of distinguished physicians/scientists actively involved in the field of Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Includes box summaries at the end of each chapter that highlight important topics
  • Gives up-to-date, basic knowledge and a modern approach to diagnosis and therapy
  • Provides a comprehensive review of this major disease
  • Includes information on treatment options available