Author Daniel J. Wallace, M.D., is one of the world's leading authorities on
lupus, a disease of the immune system which can be deadly.
In the fifth edition
of his popular book, Wallace provides new information about the pathology of the
disease and about its treatments, including the new biologic drug for lupus,
belimumab (Benlysta). Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the
science of lupus and current research trends and directions, as well as on the
impact of lifestyle decisions.
As in past editions, the book provides answers to
such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a
woman with lupus have a baby? And how can one manage this disease? Throughout,
Wallace gives readers the benefit of his extensive experience by providing the
most up-to-date information. There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix
of lupus resource materials compiled by the Lupus Foundation of America.
than one million Americans have lupus. The Lupus Book Fifth Edition offers these
people and their families an abundance of reliable, up-to-date information that
will help them manage the disease and live a happier life. This book has earned
the Lupus Foundation of America Education Committee Seal of Approval.