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Title Autoantibodies / edited by Yehuda Shoenfeld, M.D., FRCP, MACR, Professor of Rheumatology, Head: Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases, Tel-Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel, Pier Luigi Meroni, M.D., Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community, Health - University of Milan, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Istituto G. Pini, Milan, Italy, M. Eric Gershwin, M.D., MACP, MACR, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, The Jack and Donald Chia Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA, USA
Edition Third edition
Published Waltham, MA : Elsevier, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (lx, 855 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Part 1. Introduction : autoantibodies-unique characteristics -- part 2. Allergic disease autoantibodies -- part 3. Antineutrophil antibodies -- part 4. Introduction : antinuclear antibodies -- part 5. Autoantibodies to biologic factors/structures -- part 6. Cardiac autoantibodies -- part 7. Endocrine autoantibodies -- part 8. Gi and liver autoantibodies -- part 9. Hematologic autoantibodies -- part 10. Kidney autoantibodies -- part 11. Neurological system autoantibodies -- part 12. Rheumatic disease autoantibodies -- part 13. Skin disease autoantibodies -- part 14. Unique clinical situations
Summary This book covers recent scientific advances, diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic technologies in the field of autoimmune diseases. Each chapter is focused on a single family of autoantibodies, providing historical notes, origins and sources of antigens recognized genetic associations, mediated pathogenic mechanisms, methods of detection, as well as clinical utility (disease prevalence and association, diagnostic value, sensitivity and specificity, prognostic value)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Autoantibodies.
Form Electronic book
Author Gershwin, M. Eric, 1946- editor
Meroni, Pier-Luigi, editor
Shoenfeld, Yehuda, editor
ISBN 0444593772 (electronic book)
9780444593771 (electronic book)