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Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 3,000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease.Now Dr. Wallace has once again completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This Sixth Edition discusses new drug information and newly discovered information about the pathology of the diseaseall laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. In particular, Wallace discusses the first drug for lupus to be approved by the FDA--belimumab (Benlysta) --as well as other drugs in clinical trials.



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