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Autoimmune Neurological Disease : Cambridge Reviews in Clinical Immunology - Michael P. Pender

Autoimmune Neurological Disease

Cambridge Reviews in Clinical Immunology

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Published: 27th October 1995
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This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and critical overview of the immunological aspects of autoimmune neurological disease. These diseases include common conditions such as multiple sclerosis, the Guillain-Barre syndrome, and myasthenia gravis. The book begins with chapters on antigen recognition and self-nonself recognition, and neuroimmunology, followed by chapters on specific diseases. For each disease, the authors cover clinical features, genetics, neuropathology, pathophysiology, immunology, and therapy. Each chapter summarizes key points and suggests directions for future research. The authors cover animal models of autoimmune neurological disease in detail because of their importance in understanding the human diseases.

'... provides a good introduction to the subject ... this text should be of interest to neurologists and students who look for concise and thorough information about neuroimmunological disorders.' A. J. Steck, European Neurology

Antigen recognition and self-nonself discrimination
An introduction to neuroimmunology
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
Multiple sclerosis
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
The stiff-man syndrome
Experimental autoimmune neuritis
The Guillain-Barre syndrome and motor dysfunction
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, multifocal motor neuropathy and paraproteinaemic neuropathy
Autoimmune diseases of the neuromuscular junction and other disorders of the motor unit
Inflammatory myopathies and experimental autoimmune myositis
Paraneoplastic neurological disorders
Neurological complications of connective tissue diseases and vasculitis
Index
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ISBN: 9780521461139
ISBN-10: 0521461138
Series: Cambridge Reviews in Clinical Immunology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 27th October 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 15.77  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.75