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 devote their work to this book by keeping both the text and the accompanying figures and tables lucid and memorable. Here, you will find an amalgam between evidence-based medicine to one based on eminence, through an exciting combination of original contributions, structured reviews, overviews, state-of the-art articles, and even the proposal of novel pathogenetic models of disease. The book contains contributions on the etiology and pathology of vasculitis, the potential role of endothelial cells and cytokines in vascular damage and repair as well as summaries of the latest information on several primary and secondary vasculitis syndromes. It also covers selected topics such as organ-specific vasculitic involvement and quality of life issues in vasculitis. The editor and each of the authors invite you to share this journey through one of the most exciting fields of the medicine, the world of Vasculitis.

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