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Autoantibodies

Autoimmune diseases are characterized by the occurrence of antibodies reacting with self-constituents of the body. The fully updated third edition of Autoantibodies is an in-depth review of the main autoantibodies identified up to now, with particular emphasis on those that display a diagnostic or prognostic clinical value.

The new edition covers recent scientific advances, diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic technologies. Each chapter is focused on a single family of autoantibodies. This important reference contains historical notes, definitions, 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). This is an ideal reference for anyone involved in the field of autoimmune diseases.

Audience
Physicians and students in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology, Hematology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nephrology, and Dermatology. Also of interest to those working in companies involved in selling diagnostic assays for autoimmune disorders.

Hardbound, 916 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-56378-1

Contents

  • FOREWORD: THE CONCEPT OF IMMUNODIAGNOSIS

    INTRODUCTION:  AUTOANTIBODIES-UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS

    ALLERGIC DISEASE AUTOANTIBODIES

    ANTINEUTROPHIL ANTIBODIES

    INTRODUCTION: ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES

    AUTOANTIBODIES TO BIOLOGIC FACTORS/STRUCTURES

    CARDIAC AUTOANTIBODIES

    ENDOCRINE AUTOANTIBODIES

    GI AND LIVER AUTOANTIBODIES

    HEMATOLOGIC AUTOANTIBODIES

    KIDNEY AUTOANTIBODIES

    NEUROLOGICAL SYSTEM AUTOANTIBODIES

    RHEUMATIC DISEASE AUTOANTIBODIES

    SKIN DISEASE AUTOANTIBODIES

    UNIQUE CLINICAL SITUATIONS

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