Behcet’s Disease

Paperback & CD-ROM: 978 1 938549 40 3 / $24.95
 
Published: December 2014  

E-Book: 978 1 942270 18 8 / $9.95
 
Published: January 2015  

Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
125 pp., 6" x 9"
Series: MyModernHealth FAQs
Behçet’s disease is a rare, vascular autoinflammatory illness that is little understood. Using a question-and-answer format – along with illustrations and photographs – this book gives easy-to-understand explanations of common patient concerns. Detailed information is provided on causes, symptoms, complications, and treatments for Behçet’s disease. Physicians in training and/or new to the field of Behçet’s will find that included material is referenced and evidence-based, and that the book has been reviewed in advance of publication by clinicians noted in the research and treatment of Behçet’s. This book includes numerous in-text Web links to relevant information at the National Institutes of Health and other online sources. The companion disc includes informational resources and illustrations to help you better understand all of the material from the book; there are also links to international Behçet’s patient organizations and to free public-access medical journal articles about Behçet’s.

FEATURES:

*Includes information on Behçet’s disease in the United States and Western European countries – areas not often covered in depth in other publications

*Provides descriptions of diagnostic features of Behçet’s disease

*Provides information on anti-TNF (and other) medications currently in use and some orphan drug treatments under development

*Includes a companion disc with figures, photographs, and Web links to references in the text and other sources of information


Table of Contents:
1: An Overview of Behcet’s Disease
2: Behcet's Disease Around the World
3: Diagnosis of Behcet's Disease
4: Oral and Genital Sores and Other Skin Lesions
5: Eye Disease in Behcet's
6: Behcet's and the Nervous System
7: Behcet's and the Gastrointestinal (GI) System
8: Behcet's and the Ears/Nose/Throat
9: Behcet's and the Cardiovascular System
10: Behcet's and the Lungs
11: Behcet's in Families and Children
12: Behcet's in Pregnancy and Postpartum
13: Treatments for Behcet's Disease
14: Disability Benefits and Prognosis.
15: Miscellaneous Questions.
About the CD-ROM.
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