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Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Immunology : Cambridge Reviews in Clinical Immunology - Richard V. Heatley

Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Immunology

Cambridge Reviews in Clinical Immunology

By: Richard V. Heatley (Editor)

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Published: 27th January 1995
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The area of gastrointestinal disorders is currently the focus of a large amount of sophisticated research. This volume brings fully up to date the most recent scientific and clinical advances in gastrointestinal and liver immunology. An international team of authorities has summarized basic scientific advances in the area of the gut immune system and the immune abnormalities relevant to gastrointestinal and liver disease. It includes the latest developments in relation to organ transplantation of the liver and gut, HIV infection of the gut, and the recently discovered disease H. pylori gastritis. Disorders of autoimmunity are focused on as well as immunodeficency. A feature of the volume is to highlight the relevance of such scientific advances to the clinical management of patients with immune gut and liver disorders. The volume will be an essential source of reference for all scientists interested in mucosal immunology, for clinical immunologists, gastroenterologists and hepatologists, transplant surgeons, and pediatricians.

'This is a very good book. If you are working in an area of the biomedical sciences which impinges in any way on health and disease in the gut, liver or other mucosae you should read it.' B.M. Hanningan, British Journal of Biomedical Science

List of contributors
Preface
Lymphoid cells and tissues of the gastrointestinal tractp. 1
Lymphocyte migration to the gut mucosap. 24
Regulating factors affecting gut mucosal defensep. 48
Gastritisp. 76
The immunology of coeliac diseasep. 95
Inflammatory bowel diseasep. 114
Food intolerance and allergyp. 147
Gastrointestinal and liver involvement in primary immunodeficiencyp. 169
Secondary immunodeficiency - the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)p. 178
Intestinal infectionsp. 204
Lymphomasp. 217
Small bowel transplantationp. 235
Clinical aspects of immunologically mediated intestinal diseasesp. 247
Chronic active hepatitisp. 269
Primary biliary cirrhosisp. 298
Immunology and immunopathology of acute viral hepatitisp. 324
Immunology of liver transplantationp. 354
Clinical correlates with hepatic diseasesp. 366
Indexp. 382
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ISBN: 9780521445092
ISBN-10: 0521445094
Series: Cambridge Reviews in Clinical Immunology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.77