About the book
Lupus is a well known multi system immune mediated inflammatory disorder of indefinite etiology. The disease stands out as a definite challenge to rheumatologists in clinical practice. The expandable heterogeneous spectrum of clinical presentations together with the unpredictable course poses a potential impact on disease outcome. Organ specific disease presentations in lupus including the lupus nephritis category, neurological disease, vascular and hematological disease greatly affect survival in these patients. The past two decades have witnessed unrelenting research efforts towards better understanding of the underlying pathogenic mechanisms, disease classification, disease activity measurements, factors that affect survival, predictors of poor outcome and immune targeted interventional approaches.
This book will cover the well established disease related facts and will focus on evidence based updates in the disease pathogenesis, classification, diagnosis, assessment and currently approved potential therapeutic interventions. The book will additionally elucidate targeted therapeutic interventions under trial and in pipeline.