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Women and Autoimmune Disease The Mysterious Ways Your Body Betrays Itself

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ISBN-10: 006008149X

ISBN-13: 9780060081492

Edition: 2004

Authors: Robert G. Lahita, Ina Yalof

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Autoimmune diseases -- including chronic fatigue syndrome, vasculitis, juvenile diabetes, alopecia, Graves' disease, Sjgren's syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis -- are among the hottest topics in the medical community. Although these diseases express themselves in different ways, in all of them, the body's immune system begins to attack normally functioning, healthy cells. Despite the recent surge in interest and research, these fascinating diseases are highly mysterious, frequently misdiagnosed, and controversial in cause and treatment. They are often interconnected in ways that are both misunderstood and life-threatening. And one of the biggest puzzles is why 80…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/20/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

What is an Autoimmune Disease?
The Immune System: First Line of Defense
Autoimmune Diseases
The Autoimmune Diseases
The Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Sticky Blood
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Murder in the Village: The Case of the Homicidal Antibody
Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes: When Sweetness Falls from Grace
Multiple Sclerosis: Electricity without Insulation
Pandas: The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome
Streptococcal Infection and Rheumatic Fever: A Bacterial Mime
Vasculitis: Destroyed Pipes
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: The Red Wolf
Alopecia Universalis: Bald All Over
Sjogren's Syndrome: Dry as a Desert
Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: Disabling the Body's Nuclear Reactor
Autoimmune Disease of the Liver: Lucky Woman Thrown by a Horse
Scleroderma: The Woman with Thick Skin
Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis: Ragged Fibers
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Like Swimming through a Bowl of Jell-O
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Silicone Implant Syndrome: The Mystery Diseases
Drugs and Other Therapies: Harnessing the Immune System
Alternative and Complementary Therapies: From Acupuncture to Zinc
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