Table of Contents

Clinical presentation and assessment of disease activity in lupus nephritis.
Lupus nephritis: histopathology.
Lupus nephritis: complement in lupus.
Pathogenesis of lupus nephritis.
Evidence-based treatment of lupus nephritis.
Role of biologicals in the treatment of lupus nephritis.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in pregnancy.
Renal involvement in the anti-phospholipid syndrome.
Vasculitis classification.
Immunopathogenesis of vasculitis.
Pathology of vasculitis: Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, renal limited vasculitis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome.
Assessment of disease activity and damage in the ANCA-associated systemic vasculitides.
Clinical presentation and traemtent of renal vasculitis.
Polyarteritis nodosa: clinical characteristics, outcome, and treatment.
Vasculitis (ANCA negative): Henoch-Schönlein purpura.
Takayasu arteritis.
Systemic sclerosis: immunopathogenesis.
Amyloidosis: immunopathogenesis and diagnosis.
Amyloidosis: rhematic disease and amyloid: clinical features and treatment.
Primary amyloidosis (AL).
Light-chain and heavy-chain deposition diseases.
Hepatitis C virus-associated mixed cryoglobulinaemia.
Hepatitis B-associated renal diseases.
Rheumatic complications of HIV infection.
Renal complications of HIV infection.
NSAID nephrotoxicity.
Nephrotoxicity of drugs used in rheumatology: analgesic nephropathy.
Renal toxicity of anti-rheumatic drugs.
Rheumatological diseases associated with interstitial nephritis.
Management of gout in the patient with renal disease.
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.
Rheumatological complications of renal disease and transplantation. 'Rheumatology and the Kidney' offers the views of world experts on the causes and treatment of kidney diseases that complicate various rheumatologic diseases. The book includes pathogenesis clinical features and treatment of diseases.