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Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444531681, 9780080559315

Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Volume 13

1st Edition

Editor: Manuel Ramos-Casals
Series Editor: Ronald Asherson
Series Volume Editors: Manel Ramos-Casals Joan Rodes Josep Font
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531681
eBook ISBN: 9780080559315
Paperback ISBN: 9780444547262
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 6th March 2008
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents


Imaging Techniques In Digestive Diseases;
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus;
Antiphospholipid Syndrome;
Systemic Sclerosis;
Idiopathic Inflamatory Myositis;
Sjögren's Syndrome;
Systemic Vasculitis;
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease;
Rheumatoid Arthritis;
Immunopathogenesis of Autoimmune Liver Damage;
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis;
Autoimmune Hepatitis;
Hcv Extrahepatic Manifestations;
Sclerosing Cholangitis;


The Digestive System in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases represents the state-of-the-art in the field of digestive disorders in the most common systemic autoimmune diseases.
The volume consists of an introductory chapter on imaging techniques in digestive diseases, followed by eight chapters on digestive manifestations in specific systemic autoimmune diseases. The final five chapters deal with digestive diseases with an autoimmune pathogenesis and systemic manifestations.
International in scope, the table of contents reads like a Who's who in clinical research on systemic autoimmune diseases. More than 20 contributors from the European Union, the United States, Mexico and South Africa share their knowledge in this detailed volume.

Key Features

One book of leading international clinical and scientific experts on autoimmune and digestive diseases
A practical guide to the identification, diagnosis and treatment of digestive involvement in patients with autoimmune diseases that will be useful for all medical specialties
Several diseases and conditions not included in other text books are included, some of which are of recent emergence
Each chapter is designed to serve as a “Guide to Clinical Practice” for each disease


Immunologists, rheumatologists, haematologists, fellows, medical student and those working in digestive diseases and general medicine. As well as medical/scientific management and pharmaceutical companies.


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About the Editor

Manuel Ramos-Casals

Dr. Manuel Ramos-Casals (MD, PhD) is Specialist Physician in the Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Unit (Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain). Dr Ramos-Casals is a clinically trained internist and researcher, with a special interest in Sjögren’s syndrome, cryoglobulinemia and HCV-related autoimmunity. He has developed several clinical and basic research projects on primary SS and is trained in research methodology and experimental models of autoimmunity. He has published in the last 3 years various publications in the best journals in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine (see above). Dr. Ramos-Casals is Assistant Professor in Immunology Diseases, in the Department of Medicine of the University of Barcelona.

Affiliations and Expertise

Especialista, Coordinador de Docencia, Servicio de Enfermedades Autoinmunes, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona.

About the Series Editor

Ronald Asherson

Affiliations and Expertise

Killarney, Johannesburg, South Africa

About the Series Volume Editors

Manel Ramos-Casals

Joan Rodes

Josep Font