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Immunology of Gastrointestinal Diseases : Immunology and Medicine - Thomas MacDonald

Immunology of Gastrointestinal Diseases

Immunology and Medicine

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Gastrointestinal diseases present a considerable problem in human medicine in terms of both morbidity and mortality. The aim of this book is to cover the different immunological disorders of the gut with special reference to immunopathological and protective mechanisms. It will be of general interest to clinicians, scientists and students concerned with the gastrointestinal tract. Topics covered include: the current status of research into toxin-secreting pathogens, Campylobacter, Giardia and HIV; the immunological features of idiopathic inflammatory gut diseases such as Crohn's disease and intractable diarrhoea; the genesis of the flat mucosa; the iatrogenic diseases of the gut such as graft-versus-host disease and small bowel allografts; the immune mechanisms and lesions in the gut of patients with parasitic nematode infections (very important in the tropics). Basic background on the immune apparatus in the intestine is also discussed, as are the effects of inflammation on intestinal permeability.

Series Editor's Note
Preface
List of Contributors
The cells and tissues of the gastrointestinal tractp. 1
The mucosal immune system in inflammatory bowel diseasep. 19
Coeliac diseasep. 41
Immunology of gastrointestinal food allergy in infancy and early childhoodp. 61
Immunology of intractable diarrhoeap. 75
Immunology of intestinal transplantation in humans and animalsp. 87
Intestinal graft-versus-host diseasep. 105
In vitro enteropathyp. 137
Molecular basis of cell migration into normal and inflamed gutp. 151
Intestinal permeation of molecules in health and diseasep. 173
Immunology of gastrointestinal lymphomap. 193
The gut in HIV infectionp. 209
Immunity to enterotoxin-producing bacteriap. 227
Host responses to Helicobacter (Campylobacter) pylori infectionp. 247
The immunology of giardiasisp. 263
Intestinal nematode infectionsp. 283
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780792389613
ISBN-10: 0792389611
Series: Immunology and Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68