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The Lupus Encyclopedia
A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families Donald E. Thomas, Jr., M.D., FACP, FACR

The Lupus Encyclopedia is an authoritative compendium that provides detailed explanations of every body system potentially affected by the disease, along with practical advice about coping. People with lupus, their loved ones, caregivers, and medical professionals—all will find here an invaluable resource. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and tables, The Lupus Encyclopedia explains symptoms, diagnostic methods, medications and their potential side effects, and when to seek medical attention.
Dr. Donald Thomas provides information for women who wish to become pregnant and advises readers about working with a disability, complementary and alternative medicine, infections, cancer, and a host of other topics.

"The Lupus Encyclopedia is [a] carefully-researched, easily-understood and comprehensive book. It is, as it claims, an ENCYCLOPEDIA... If you [could have] only one book in your library about lupus, The Lupus Encyclopedia might well be it."—The Lupus Guru

"I highly recommend The Lupus Encyclopedia. It’s an amazing source of information, and I feel empowered by the fact that I have a reliable resource to turn to whenever I need it. No matter what your symptoms are or the level of severity, you owe it to yourself to get this book."—Lupine Life

"People who have lupus and their primary care doctors will find in this book all the information they need."—from the Foreword by George C. Tsokos, M.D., Harvard Medical School

"Finally, an expert clinician who can explain a complicated medical condition using simple conversational English without glossing over important details or talking down to the reader . . . I will be recommending this book to my patients with lupus and to anyone who wants to understand this illness better."—Joan T. Merrill, M.D., Head, Clinical Pharmacology Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and Medical Director, Lupus Foundation of America

"An extremely thorough and readable volume reflecting enormous amounts of time, effort, and research."—Daniel J. Wallace MD FACP, FACR, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, author of The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families
Donald E. Thomas, Jr., M.D., FACP, FACR, is an assistant professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and teaches rheumatology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is a practicing physician and currently serves as a member of the Medical-Scientific Advisory Council of the Lupus Foundation, DC/MD/VA chapter.

This is A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
2014 912 pp., 15 halftones, 37 line drawings
You can find it with Hardover, in paperback format, or as an ebook