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Immunology of the Connective Tissue Diseases : Immunology and Medicine - G.S. Panayi

Immunology of the Connective Tissue Diseases

Immunology and Medicine

By: G.S. Panayi (Editor)

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Published: 28th February 1994
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Connective tissue diseases demand study because of their frequency, morbidity and mortality. They present intriguing challenges in the fields of diagnosis, management and research. Their range has now expanded enormously so that no individual can master the whole subject, particularly as this relates to their immunological basis.
Immunology of Connective Tissue Diseases has been written by experts who are either clinical or basic scientists. The book presents up-to-date reviews of the immunological basis of connective tissue diseases as it impacts on diagnosis, pathogenetic concepts, disease monitoring and management.
The book is aimed at physicians interested in understanding the immunological basis of these diseases, and at immunologists who are either entering this field for the first time and would like to have a convenient state-of-the-art account of its status, or who are researching in one area and would like to acquaint themselves with the developments which have taken place in others.

` Each chapter represents, in fact, an excellent review article, written clearly and referring to the most pertinent work done in the field. Besides the valuable list of citations offered to the more ambitious reader, the beauty of this book is in the way the authors present data ... Taken together, we may only regret that we did not have the chance to get familiar with the Kluwer Immunology and Medicine series earlier. I therefore strongly recommend this book to all clinicians involved in the diagnostics and management of connective tissue diseases, as well as to immunologists seeking systematized information on a particular area in the field. ' Croatian Medical Journal, 36(1):75, 1995 `It is very well thought out; the editor went to great lengths to obtain world authorities on each topic and the level of excellence is demonstrated in the individual chapters. ... I feel this book is an asset to one's library and a good contribution to the field of immunology and connective tissue diseases. It is very readable and much knowledge is gained.' The Journal of Rheumatology, 23:7 (1996)

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
List of Contributors
The role of T cells in the immunopathogenesis of the connective tissue diseases: rheumatoid arthritis as the paradigmp. 1
B cells and rheumatoid factors in rheumatoid arthritisp. 23
The mononuclear phagocyte and rheumatoid arthritisp. 43
The HLA association with rheumatoid arthritisp. 75
Cytokines and inflammatory arthritisp. 83
Adhesion molecules involved in leukocyte endothelial cell interactionsp. 95
The complement system and connective tissue diseasep. 119
The acute phase responsep. 147
Animal models of systemic lupus erythematosusp. 157
Animal models of arthritisp. 193
Lyme arthritis: pathogenetic principles emerging from studies in man and mousep. 205
Retroviral arthritis in animals and manp. 231
Autoantibodies against DNAp. 257
Immunology of antiphospholipid antibodiesp. 279
Autoantigens in connective tissue diseasesp. 305
Sjogren's syndrome: from polyclonal B cell activation to monoclonal B cell proliferationp. 335
Immunotherapyp. 355
Immune reactivity against heat shock proteins and arthritisp. 383
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780792389880
ISBN-10: 0792389883
Series: Immunology and Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 28th February 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 1.68