Sophia Lionaki

Laikon General Hospital

Sophia Lionaki, MD, PhD is an experienced Nephrologist. She obtained her MD from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 1996 and her Ph.D degree in 2010 at the University of Ioannina, Greece on the topic 'Treatment in Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy”. She is has been an attending Nephrologist at the Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece since 2008. She has done a fellowship in the field of \Glomerular Diseases\ at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, and has 46 Pubmed Publications. Her research interests include: ANCA gloemerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, primary glomerulonephritides, immunology of the kidney.

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Systemic lupus erythematosus, the prototype of an autoimmune disorder, may affect several organs and may run a chronic course between relapse and remission. This book covers important aspects of the disease, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, and neuropsychiatric manifestations, including basic science and clinical features and management. In affected patients, the fundamental problem of fertility is reassessed including the risk of the disease, the possibility of fetal loss, the safety of drugs during pregnancy, and the current diagnostic and suggested therapeutic strategies of reproductive medicine. Finally, the issue of pathogenesis is revisited with a thorough description of animal models in relation to physiology and potential novel therapies.

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