Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical and Experimental AspectsEditat de Josef S. Smolen Cuvânt înainte de G. Geyer Editat de Christoph C. Zielinski
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 17 noi 2011
More than 140 years ago, lupus erythematosus (LE) was recognized as a disease entity by clinicians working in the field of dermatology, which had only recently become an independent medical discipline. Soon after cutaneous lupus was first reported, it was realized that, apart from the skin, the disease could involve other organs and thus be systemic in nature. The latter observations were first made by MORITZ KApOSI , whose work has attracted renewed attention re cently and who succeeded FERDINAND VON HEBRA to the chair of dermatology at the Medical Faculty in Vienna. The early description of lupus erythematosus in both its cutaneous and systemic manifes tations was thus intimately associated with Vienna and its Medical School. The next phase in the study of lupus was characterized by an in crease in knowledge of the type and extent of organ involvement. The work by OSLER , LIBMANN and SACKS , and KLEMPERER  best represents these advances. The increase in clinical knowledge of LE finally led to DUBOIS' famous monograph , which was pub lished at a time of renewed interest in SLE, elicited by the descrip tion by HARGRAVES et al.  of the LE-cell phenomenon. A more detailed analysis of this finding revealed that the disease was charac terized by an abnormal immune response, although its pathogenetic implications were still unclear.
I: General Considerations.- Description of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Historical Perspective.- Etiologic and Pathogenetic Aspects of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Critical Approach.- II: Animal Models of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Genetic, Viral and Immunologic Aspects.- Genetic Aspects of Murine Lupus.- Autoimmune Disease in New Zealand Mice.- The NZB × SWR Model: Insights into Viral, Immunologic, and Genetic Factors.- Relevance of the Murine Models of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus to Human Disease.- III: Immunologic and Genetic Aspects of Human SLE.- The Importance of the Study of Monoclonal Antibodies.- ANA Subsets in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.- Complement and Complement Deficiencies.- The Role of Lymphokines in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.- IV: Clinical Aspects of Human SLE.- Clinical and Serologic Features: Incidence and Diagnostic Approach.- Immunologic Similarities and Differences Between Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Sjögren’s Syndrome.- Pathology.- Cutaneous Manifestations.- Neurological Manifestations.- Radiographic Features.- The Lupus Subset Idea.- V: Therapeutic Aspects of SLE.- An Experimental Therapeutic Approach: Clinical and Immunological Aspects of Plasmapheresis.- Future Immunotherapeutic Possibilities in Autoimmunity.