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Title Genetics of rare autoimmune diseases / Javier Martín, Francisco David Carmona, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]


Description 1 online resource
Series Rare diseases of the immune system
Rare diseases of the immune system.
Contents Preface -- I Connective tissue diseases -- 1 Systemic lupus erythematosus (Possible contributors: Maria Teruel & Marta Alarcón) -- 2 Systemic sclerosis (Possible contributors: Elena Lopez-Isac & Marialbert Acosta) -- 3 Behçets disease (Possible contributors: Lourdes Ortiz & Francisca Gonzalez-Ecribano) -- 4 Sjogren's síndrome (Possible contributors: Pers JO, Renaudineau Y. & Xavier Marriet) -- 5 Polymiositis/Dermatomyositis (Possible contributors: Ana Márquez & Albert Selva) -- II Autoimmune Vasculitis -- 6 ANCA-associated Vasculitis (Possible contributors: Augusto Vaglio) -- 7 Giant Cell Arteritis (Possible contributors: F. David Carmona & Miguel Ángel Gónzalez-Gay) -- 8 Takayasus Arteritis (Possible contributors: Amr H. Sawalha) -- 9 Kawasakis Disease (Possible contributors: David Burgner) -- III Gastrointestinal and Liver/hepatic Autoimmune Conditions -- 10 Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Sclerosing Cholangitis, and Autoimmune Hepatitis (Possible contributors: G.J. Webb & G.M. Hirschfield) -- IV Central and Peripheral Nervous System -- 11 Multiple Sclerosis (Possible contributors: Antonio Alcina & Fuencisla Matesanz) -- 12 Myastenia Gravis (Possible contributors: Güher Saruhan Direskeneli) -- V Shared Gentetic Component -- 13 Common Genetic Component in Autoimmunity (Possible contributors: Alexandra Sasha) -- Subject Index
Summary The main aim of this volume is to provide an updated overview of the genetic basis of a group of complex disorders that are considered rare individually, but show a relatively high prevalence on the whole in developed countries: the rare autoimmune diseases. These are chronic disorders that involve long and expensive treatments with considerable side effects that may dramatically reduce the quality of life of affected people. Therefore, shedding light into their pathologic mechanisms is a major concern given their growing social and economic awareness and impact. General sections include different chapters on single entities as systemic lupus and sclerosis, Behçets disease, Sjogrens syndrome and polymiositis, and sections devoted to autoimmune vasculitis, hepatic autoimmune conditions, as well as those affecting the nervous system, and a concluding chapter in which the shared predisposition amongst all diseases is discussed. All the chapters are given a homogeneous scheme in which the authors explain the clinical singularities of every disease and report the recent breakthrough discoveries related to them, giving a critical interpretation and suggesting future perspectives. All contributors are renowned researchers with high expertise in each disease. Due to the exponential increase in our understanding of the genetic causes of these complex diseases, a major advance in biomedical discovery is taking place. However, most of the achievements in this field are very recent and there is a lack of bibliography gathering them together. This book is thus filling a gap and will prove a useful companion to clinicians in the first place (internists, rheumatologists, clinical immunologists, and hematologists) but also to basic and applied researchers
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 12, 2019)
Subject Autoimmune diseases -- Genetic aspects
Rare diseases.
Autoimmune Diseases -- genetics
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Rare Diseases -- genetics
Autoimmune diseases -- Genetic aspects
Rare diseases
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Martín, Javier, editor
Carmona, Francisco David, editor
ISBN 303003934X