From Library Journal
Nearly one million people in the United States suffer from lupus erythematosus, which develops when the body becomes allergic to itself. Because of the difficulty of diagnosing lupus, several years may elapse before an accurate diagnosis is made, resulting in mental anguish and damage to vital organs. By increasing public awareness of this disease, Wallace, a world authority on lupus, hopes to effect earlier diagnosis. In a lay companion to the renowned Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus (Williams & Wilkins, 1992. 4th ed.), which he coauthored, Wallace thoroughly explains the body's immunological processes and the causes, diagnosis, management, manifestations, prognosis, and genetic risks of lupus. Containing detailed illustrations and charts similar to those found in medical texts, The Lupus Book is written for allied health professionals as well as patients at the college reading level. Several other current books offer simpler explanations and more easily understood charts while placing a greater emphasis on coping skills; Mark Horowitz's Coping with Lupus (Penguin, 1994) and Sheldon Blau's Living with Lupus (LJ 11/1/93) are among the best. Wallace's book is recommended for those who require a detailed explanation of the disease.?Mary Prottsman, Medical Lib., Enterprise, Ala.
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"This revised and expanded edition of The Lupus Book
is a clear and concise update of an essential guide for all people affected by lupus. Dr. Wallace's discussion of lupus is comprehensive and highly readable, and the reader will learn vital information about lupus and about the latest treatments and therapies for the disease. The Lupus Book
stands out as the most readable and helpful book on the disease, and I recommend it to individuals diagnosed with lupus, their families, and the professionals who care for them."--Sandra C. Raymond, President and CEO, The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
"As we accelerate the scope and pace of lupus research, it is vital that we inform the lupus community of advances and changes in the field. In this new edition of The Lupus Book
, Dr. Dan Wallace gives us a much-needed, updated overview of lupus--its causes, complications, diagnosis--and offers potential for new treatments."--Margaret G. Dowd, President, Lupus Research Institute