Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

1st Edition - March 6, 2008
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  • Editor: Manuel Ramos-Casals
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559315

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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.

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;

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2008
  • Published: March 6, 2008
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559315
  • 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 Volume Editors

    Manel Ramos-Casals

    Joan Rodes

    Josep Font

    About the Series Editor

    Ronald Asherson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Killarney, Johannesburg, South Africa