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This is the most terrific clinical textbook on the diagnosis and management of lupus. Contributed to by Dr Peter Schur and 15 other authors, this rather short, very helpful book is jam packed with useful information and therapeutic guidelines. It is readable, up-to-date, and will be useful to any physician or student interested in lupus.
Although it lacks the size and, therefore, the quantity of information and references of the other major lupus textbooks (DuBois' Lupus Erythematosus 1976, University of Southern California Press), Schur's book chops, slices, and purees the information on lupus, blending it into a more digestible read. In it, key problems, such as the management of lupus nephritis, CNS lupus, and lupus during pregnancy are covered.
The book is strongly clinical, although there are chapters on immunopathogenesis and genetics. It is interesting that 69% of monozygotic twin pairs are concordant for lupus, whereas the concordance rate of
Katz RS. The Clinical Management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. JAMA. 1984;252(11):1475. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350110069038
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