Luis M Amezcua-Guerra

Instituto Nacional de CardiologíaMexico

Dr. Luis M. Amezcua-Guerra is a Professor of Rheumatology and Immunology at the Instituto Nacional de Cardiología in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a postgraduate in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His work has been seminal to identify and characterize the immune mechanisms that underlie erosive arthritis in systemic lupus erythematosus, especially those related to the abnormal behavior of citrulline and C-reactive protein. He has also been involved in the study of kidney damage in Takayasu’s arteritis as well as in the existence of subclinical tissue damage in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia. Dr. Amezcua-Guerra teaches immunology to postgraduate students in Rheumatology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and to undergraduate students at the School of Medicine, La Salle University.

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This book represents the culmination of the efforts of a group of outstanding experts in vasculitis from all over the world, who have endeavored to draw themselves into this volume by keeping both the text and the accompanying figures and tables lucid and memorable. The book provides practical information about the screening approach to vasculitis by laboratory analysis, histopathology and advanced image techniques, current standard treatment along with new and more specific interventions including biologic agents, reparative surgery and experimental therapies, as well as miscellaneous issues such as the extra temporal manifestations of "temporal arteritis" or the diffuse alveolar hemorrhage syndrome. The editor and each of the authors invite you to share this journey by one of the most exciting fields of the medicine, the world of Vasculitis.

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