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Covering all aspects of the many rheumatologic disorders associated with renal disease, including pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment, Rheumatology and the Kidney brings together the available information in an accessible and practical way, with a particular focus on evidence-based patient management. Part of the Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series, and featuring chapters from a team of international experts, this new edition has been completely updated since publication of the first edition in 2001 and now contains more tables and figures to make the information more accessible. Completely updated since publication of the first edition in 2001, and with more illustrations, this book brings together the available information on the many rheumatologic disorders associated with renal disease in an accessible and practical way, with a particular focus on evidence-based patient management. Table of Contents LUPUS NEPHRITIS; 1. Clinical presentation and assessment of disease activity in lupus nephritis; 2. Lupus nephritis: Histopathology; 3. Lupus nephritis: Complement in lupus; 4. Pathogenesis of lupus nephritis; 5. Evidence-based treatment of lupus nephritis; 6. The role of biologicals in the treatment of lupus nephritis; 7. Systemic lupus erythematosus in pregnancy; 8. Renal involvement in the antiphospholipid syndrome; VASCULITIS; 9. Vasculitis classification; 10. The immunopathogenesis of vasculitis; 11. Pathology of vasculitis; 12. Assessment of disease activity and damage in the ANCA associated systemic vasculitides; 13. The clinical presentation and treatment of renal vasculitis; 14. Polyarteritis nodosa; 15. Henoch-Schoenlein purpura; 16. Takayasu arteritis; SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS; 17. Immunopathogenesis, clinical features and treatment of systemic sclerosis; AMYLOIDOSIS; 18. Immunopathogenesis and diganosis of amyloidosis; 19. Rheumatic disease and amyloid: Clinical features and treatment; 20. Primary amyloidosis; 21. Light-chain and heavy-chain deposition diseases; VIRUS ASSOCIATED DISEASE; 22. Hepatitis C virus-associated mixed cryoglobulinemia; 23. Hepatitis B virus-associated renal diseases; 24. Rheumatic complications of HIV infection; 25. Renal complications of HIV infection; NEPHROTOXICITY OF DRUGS; 26. NSAID's nephrotoxicity; 27. Nephrotoxicity of drugs used in rheumatology: Analgesic nephropathy; 28. Renal toxicity of anti-rheumatic drugs; OTHER; 29. Rheumatologic diseases associated with interstitial nephritis; 30. Management of gout in the patient with renal disease; RHEUMATOLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS; 31. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis; 32. Rheumatological complications of renal disease and transplantation