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Highest Recommendations

LUPUS BOOK The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families Daniel J. Wallace
Endorsed by The Lupus Foundation of America. Dr. Wallace, a world-renowned expert on lupus, explains what the disease is, why it is so difficult to diagnose, and how patients can ease the more difficult manifestations.

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE Living With Lupus: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Controlling Lupus While Getting on With Your Life Mary, M.D. Horowitz, et al
Describes what a patient should expect and provides explaination of some standard lab values.

EVERYTHING Lupus: Everything You Need to Know Robert G. Lahita, Robert H. Phillips
Physician Lahita and psychologist Phillips have had considerable experience in diagnosing and treating lupus and helping patients and their family members cope. Their book, aimed primarily at patients, clearly discusses the different types of the disease. Because lupus can be so confusing, Lahita and Phillips also discuss medical disorders similar to it. They also convey basic information in question-and-answer format about the immune system, tests and diagnosis, symptoms, and complications.

TOP DOCS America's Top Doctors John Connolly
Guide to 4,000 of the nation's best doctors in all specialties with detail on expertise in such areas as lupus and other autoimmune conditions. Each physician's listing includes vital information such as medical school attended and the year of graduation, board certifications, hospitals to which the doctor admits patients, residencies and fellowships, faculty appointments, office hours, and health plans in which they participate.

Highly Clinical

The Clinical Management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus edited by Peter H. Schur
This concise yet comprehensive volume provides clinicians (and patients possessing advanced knowledge) with practical guidance on the diagnosis and management of systemic lupus erythematosus. Revised and updated to reflect recent diagnostic and therapeutic breakthroughs, the book offers expert advice on the day-to-day care of patients with the varied manifestations of this disease.The opening chapters describe the general symptoms of lupus, its immunological mechanisms, and the criteria for diagnosis. A major portion of the book focuses on the manifestations of lupus in specific organ systems--musculoskeletal, cutaneous, cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic, renal, gastrointestinal, and neurologic. The concluding chapters present current guidelines for patient monitoring, therapy, and use of medications.

Also Highly Recommended

The Lupus Handbook for Women: Up-To-Date Information on Understanding and Managing the Disease Which Affects 1 in 500 Women by Robin Dibner, Carol Colman

Lupus: My Search for a Diagnosis by Eileen Radziunas, Jackie Melvin (Editor)
Special appendixes list resources for dealing with lupus and provide symptoms and overviews of "imposter diseases" including CFIDS, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.

Coping With Lupus: A Guide to Living With Lupus for You and Your Family by Robert H. Phillips

Living With Lupus: The Complete Guide, Second Editoin by Sheldon Paul Blau, Dodi Schultz

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