The Kidney in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

The Kidney in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, 1st Edition

The Kidney in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, 1st Edition,Justin Mason,Charles Pusey,Ronald Asherson,ISBN9780444529725

Mason   &   Pusey   &   Asherson   

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This volume brings together an international group of clinicians and clinical scientists to contribute to a state-of the-art review of the underlying pathogenic mechanisms, methods of clinical assessment, classification and diagnosis of renal disease, combined with a detailed overview of treatment strategies. An essential reference source for all those involved with the care of patients with renal involvement in systemic autoimmune disease, and for those contributing to research into the underlying pathogenic mechanisms in these disorders.


Internal medicine and renal physicians, rheumatologists, paediatricians, clinical immunologists and general practitioners

Justin Mason


Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Vascular Rheumatology, Bywaters Centre for Vascular Inflammation, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Charles Pusey

Affiliations and Expertise

Renal Section, Division of Medicine, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, U.K.

Ronald Asherson

Affiliations and Expertise

Killarney, Johannesburg, South Africa

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The Kidney in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, 1st Edition

Pathogenic Mechanisms
Pathogenesis of renal disease – autoimmunity
Pathogenesis of renal disease – complement
Pathogenesis of renal disease – cytokines & other soluble factors
Pathogenesis of renal disease – cellular mechanisms
Pathogenesis of renal disease – renal cell response to injury
Renal toxicity of drugs used in systemic AI disease
The vasculitides
AASV – mechanisms
AASV – clinical features and treatment
Large and medium vessel vasculitis – mechanisms
Large and medium vessel vasculitis – clinical features & Rx
Anti-GBM – mechanisms, clinical features and treatment
Cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis
The connective tissue diseases
SLE – mechanisms
SLE – renal involvement
SLE – treatment
Sjögrens syndrome
Systemic sclerosis
Miscellaneous (Inflammatory arthritis, sarcoid, Behcets)
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