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Lupus Nephritis: Frontiers and Challenges
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Authors: Hussein Sheashaa, Tarek Abbas, Fatma Moustafa, Khaled Mahmoud, Amgad el-Agroudy, Anil Chandraker, Nidyanandh Vadivel, Rashad Hassan, Ashraf Bakr, Mohamed Zedan, Noha Tharwat, Wael Elkady, Mohamed Ashraf Fouda, and Mohamed Sobh 
Editors: Hussein Sheashaa
Book Description:
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, affecting over half of systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) patients, both adult and pediatric. The accelerating advances in molecular and cellular immunology have paved the way for development biologic agents that target specific pathways that contribute to the inflammatory response, but there is no strong evidence of their safety and efficacy. Moreover, the increased risk of renal allograft thrombosis and recurrence of lupus nephritis constitute a substantial risk that should be thoroughly explored. This book explores the major advances that necessitate the evolution of basic and clinical research in order to investigate the management of this syndrome.


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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-ix

Chapter 1. Introduction, pp. 1-2
(Hussein Sheashaa)

Chapter 2. Immunopathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Nephritis, pp. 3-8
(Khaled Mahmous and Hussein Sheashaa)

Chapter 3. BK Virus and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, pp. 9-12
(Nidyanadh Vadievel and Anil Chandraker)

Chapter 4. Classification of Lupus Glomerulonephritis (LGN), pp. 13-36
(Fatma Moustafa and Hussein Sheashaa)

Chapter 5. Treatment of Lupus Nephritis. pp. 37-54
(Tarek Abbas, Hussein Sheashaa)

Chapter 6. End-Stage Renal Disease and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, pp. 55-62
(Amgad el-Argroudy)

Chapter 7. Lupus Nephritis in Children, pp. 63-67
(Ashraf Bakr, Mohamed Zedan and Noha Tharwat)

Chapter 8. Lupus Nephritis and Pregnancy, pp. 69-71
(Mohamed Ashraf Fouda)

Chapter 9. Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus and LN, pp. 73-74
(Rashad Hassan)

Acknowledgment pp.75-76
References pp.77-96
Index pp.97-108

   Series:
      Immunology and Immune System Disorders
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2012- December
   Pages: 117, 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-367-2
   Status: AV
  
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