The Autoimmune Diseases

The Autoimmune Diseases
Author: Noel R. Rose,Ian R. Mackay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 895
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015045615823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autoimmune Diseases Book Review:

Since the First Edition of The Autoimmune Diseases was published in 1985, interest as well as knowledge about autoimmune diseases has greatly increased. This edition incorporates new material and combines the basic aspects of autoimmunity with discussion of specific autoimmune diseases in humans. It discusses the biological basis of disease at genetic, molecular, cellular, and epidemiologic levels. In addition to a comprehensive discussion of various autoimmune diseases and organ systems, the editors also cover the role of autoimmunity in cancer, AIDS, and aging. Key Features * Provides comprehensive discussions of all autoimmune diseases and organ systems * Offers "bench to bedside" coverage of autoimmunity for both clinicians and research scientists * Discusses the biological basis of disease at genetic, molecular, cellular, and epidemiologic levels * Examines the environmental determinants of autoimmune disease * Examines the association between autoimmunity and aging, cancer, and AIDS

Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases

Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases
Author: Yehuda Shoenfeld,Ricard Cervera,M. Eric Gershwin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2010-06-08
ISBN 10: 1603272852
ISBN 13: 9781603272858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases Book Review:

According to the Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee (ADCC), between 14.7 and 23.5 million people in the USA – up to eight percent of the population are affected by autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are a family of more than 100 chronic, and often disabling, illnesses that develop when underlying defects in the immune system lead the body to attack its own organs, tissues, and cells. In Handbook of Autoimmune Disease, the editors have gathered in a comprehensive handbook a critical review, by renowned experts, of more than 100 autoimmune diseases, divided into two main groups, namely systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases. A contemporary overview of these conditions with special emphasis on diagnosis is presented. Each chapter contains the essential information required by attending physicians as well as bench scientists to understand the definition of a specific autoimmune disease, the diagnostic criteria, and the treatment.

Idiotypes in Medicine Autoimmunity Infection and Cancer

Idiotypes in Medicine  Autoimmunity  Infection and Cancer
Author: R.C. Kennedy,S. Ferrone,Yehuda Shoenfeld
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 540
Release: 1997-11-19
ISBN 10: 9780080534435
ISBN 13: 0080534430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Idiotypes in Medicine Autoimmunity Infection and Cancer Book Review:

This is the most comprehensive review of the idiotypic network available. All the current knowledge of idiotypes of the various antibodies is incorporated in this volume. The pathogenic role of idiotypes in autoimmunity and cancer is reviewed in depth. The therapeutic part focusses on harnessing anti-idiotypes for treating autoimmunological disorders, and on the employment of idiotypes for vaccines in cancer and infectious diseases, as well as explaining the manipulation of the idiotypic network in autoimmunity and cancer idiotypes and vaccines.

Mosaic of Autoimmunity

Mosaic of Autoimmunity
Author: Carlo Perricone,Yehuda Shoenfeld
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 012814307X
ISBN 13: 9780128143070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mosaic of Autoimmunity Book Review:

The Mosaic of Autoimmunity: The Novel Factors of Autoimmune Diseases describes the multifactorial origin and diversity of expression of autoimmune diseases in humans. The term implies that different combinations of factors in autoimmunity produce varying and unique clinical pictures in a wide spectrum of autoimmune diseases. Most of the factors involved in autoimmunity can be categorized into four groups: genetic, immune defects, hormonal and environmental factors. In this book, the environmental factors are reviewed, including infectious agents, vaccines as triggers of autoimmunity, smoking and its relationship with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel diseases. An entirely new syndrome, the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA), is also included, along with other diseases that are now recognized as having an autoimmune etiopathogenesis. Highlights the concept of the mosaic of autoimmune manifestations Includes new visions on unsuspected molecules Provides updated knowledge to physicians helping patients with autoimmune diseases Presents thorough, up-to-date information on specific diseases, along with clinical applications

Kelley s Textbook of Rheumatology

Kelley s Textbook of Rheumatology
Author: Shaun Ruddy,Ralph C. Budd
Publsiher: W B Saunders Company
Total Pages: 1916
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780721609317
ISBN 13: 0721609317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kelley s Textbook of Rheumatology Book Review:

Purchasing this product will provide you with a PINCODE providing access to the fully searchable website, www.kelleysrheum.com. On this site you will find the full contents of the 2-volume set fully searchable and UPDATED WEEKLY, image library available for downloads to enhance your presentations, and board review questions. DVD-ROM PLUS access to entire contents online - fully searchable. Weekly content updates. Direct links to PubMed. Over 200 additional 4-color images NOT in the book. Image library for PowerPoint downloads includes ALL images. Self-assessment questions for Board review. Features new chapters on: Antigen Presenting Cells Synoviocytes Chondrocytes Signal Transduction in Rheumatic Diseases Recruitment of Cells and Angiogenesis Economic Burden of Rheumatic Diseases Education of Patients Anti-Cytokine Therapies Familial Auto-Inflammatory Syndromes. Explores hot topics such as: Pediatric Rheumatology Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome SLE The complex roles of cytokines in normal immunity and rheumatic disease The pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Includes a bound-in DVD, featuring over an HOUR of video clips of the musculoskeletal examination, abnormal arthroscopic findings, complete image library, and over 300 self-assessment questions for Board review. Purchase of this product includes a limited personal license for use exclusively by the individual who has purchased the product. This license and access to the web site operates strictly on the basis of a single user per PIN. The sharing of passwords is strictly prohibited, and any attempt to do so will invalidate the password. The license and access may not be lent, resold, or otherwise circulated. Full details of the license and terms and conditions of use are available upon registration. Your purchase of the Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology Online, 7th Edition entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should online access to the web site be discontinued.

The Autoimmune Diseases

The Autoimmune Diseases
Author: Gerard Meurant
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 727
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323140327
ISBN 13: 9780323140324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autoimmune Diseases Book Review:

The Autoimmune Diseases is composed of 25 chapters dealing with different aspects of some specific autoimmune diseases. The book begins with the elucidation of the genetic predisposition to autoimmune diseases. Subsequent chapters explore numerous kinds of autoimmune diseases. Other chapters describe the antireceptor antibodies and the sensitivity and specificity of autoantibody testing. This book is designed to provide a deeper understanding of this increasingly important field of medical science for physicians and investigators involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or research of autoimmune diseases.

Autoimmune Disease Models

Autoimmune Disease Models
Author: Irun R. Cohen,Ariel Miller
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN 10: 0080917364
ISBN 13: 9780080917368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autoimmune Disease Models Book Review:

Because autoimmune disorders can wreak havoc in both humans and animals, these disorders are now the objects of intense and focused research. This book details specific animal models for a variety of autoimmune disorders. The contributors are recognized authorities who deal with the panoply of experimentally induced autoimmune disorders, including encephalomyelitis, allergic neuritis, uveoretinitis, myocarditis, and hepatitis. Also included are discussions of spontaneously appearing diseases such as autoimmune thyroiditis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Many other disorders are also covered in this comprehensive guide. Certain to be an aid in the planning of individual experiments and broader research programs, this book will be a valuable addition to the library of all practicing immunologists interested in immune system function and dysfunction.

Biologic Markers in Immunotoxicology

Biologic Markers in Immunotoxicology
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Biologic Markers,Subcommittee on Immunotoxicology
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1992-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309043891
ISBN 13: 9780309043892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biologic Markers in Immunotoxicology Book Review:

Are environmental pollutants threatening the human immune system? Researchers are rapidly approaching definitive answers to this question, with the aid of biologic markers--sophisticated assessment tools that could revolutionize detection and prevention of certain diseases. This volume, third in a series on biologic markers, focuses on the human immune system and its response to environmental toxicants. The authoring committee provides direction for continuing development of biologic markers, with strategies for applying markers to immunotoxicology in humans and recommended outlines for clinical and field studies. This comprehensive, up-to-date volume will be invaluable to specialists in toxicology and immunology and to biologists and investigators involved in the development of biologic markers.

The Heart in Rheumatic Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases

The Heart in Rheumatic  Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases
Author: Udi Nussinovitch
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN 10: 0128032685
ISBN 13: 9780128032688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart in Rheumatic Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Book Review:

The prevalence of autoimmune diseases and rheumatic conditions is constantly increasing. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 7-10% of the population of the United States, while more than 50,000,000 American adults suffer from some type of arthritis. The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases examines the complex mechanisms relating to cardiac diseases from a pathophysiological and clinical point of view. Autoimmune rheumatic diseases can affect the coronary vessels, myocardium, pericardium, heart valves and the conduction system. The diagnosis of these unique cardiac complications necessitates medical awareness and a high index of suspicion. Increased risk of advanced atherosclerosis plays a pivotal role in the development of cardiac diseases in systemic, rheumatic and autoimmune illnesses. Yet, other complex immune medicated mechanisms may contribute to the pathogenesis. Patients' optimal care requires coordination between the primary caregiver, the rheumatologist, immunologist and cardiologist. Screening for cardiovascular risk factors, recognition of high-risk patients and identification of subclinical cardiac conditions are of great importance. Moreover, regulation of inflammation, as well as abnormal immune responses and the initiation of early treatments should be the focus of patient management. A continuous attempt to identify novel therapeutic targets and change the natural history of the underlying disease and its cardiac manifestations is in progress. The book aims at providing the readers with a state of the art collection of up to date information regarding clinically important topics based on experts' perspectives. This book was a result of an extended coordinated collaboration of one-hundred and fifty-four distinguished scientists from thirty-one countries around the globe. A review of common, as well as unusual (yet clinically significant) medical cardiac complications of prevalent rheumatic, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Focuses on aspects of pathophysiological processes, clinical presentations, screening tests, prognostic implications and novel therapeutic approaches. Presents an up-to-date “level of evidence and “strengths of recommendations for suggested therapies and reviews all randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses and other supporting published clinical findings.

The Autoimmune Solution

The Autoimmune Solution
Author: Dr. Amy Myers
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 9780062347480
ISBN 13: 0062347489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autoimmune Solution Book Review:

Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way. In The Autoimmune Solution, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Simple Guide to AutoImmune Diseases

Simple Guide to AutoImmune Diseases
Author: Kenneth Kee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781301013500
ISBN 13: 1301013501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Autoimmune Diseases in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Autoimmune Diseases in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Author: Faruk Hadziselimovic
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2002-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780792387787
ISBN 13: 0792387783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autoimmune Diseases in Pediatric Gastroenterology Book Review:

This book is the proceedings of the Falk Symposium No. 127 on `Autoimmune Diseases in Paediatric Gastroenterology' (IV International Falk Symposium on Paediatric Gastroenterology), held in Basel, Switzerland, on November 8-9, 2001. The symposium focused on the role of the immune system, both the acquired and the innate systems, in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children and adolescents. The innate system has an important fundamental role in host defence by initiating immune responses against potentially deleterious matter. However, a mutation within the innate system may elicit an immune response against the host: hence, an autoimmune response. Chronic autoimmune hepatitis occurs predominantly in young people, and especially in women. Immunological changes are conspicuous. Tissue antibodies are found in a large number of patients. This is a disease of disordered immunoregulation marked by a deficit in suppressor T cells causing the production of autoantibodies against specific hepatocyte surface antigen. Liver membrane protein is found in the sera of patients with autoimmune chronic acute hepatitis and with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). The latter condition of progressive granulomatous destruction of intrahepatic bile ducts is, in many respects, analogous to the graft-versus-host syndrome where the immune system has become sensitized to foreign HLA-molecules. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is another condition of unknown origin. All parts of the biliary tree can be involved in a chronic, fibrosing, inflammatory process that results in obliteration of the biliary tree and ultimately in biliary cirrhosis. About half of the patients also suffer from ulcerative colitis and rarely from Crohn's disease. Circulating antibodies to some antigens are found in obstructed portal tracts, as well as increased concentrations of biliary immune complexes in patients with PBC. In all three previous Falk symposia on paediatric gastroenterology, attention was focused on the role of the innate immune system in the aetiology of IBD. It has become increasingly clear in recent years that the innate system has a much more important and fundamental role in host defence. The decision to initiate an immune response is one of the major roles of the innate system. Mutations within this system could transform it into becoming constitutively active, resulting in an inflammatory reaction and thus eliciting an autoimmune response. Following an introduction to the basic phenomena of autoimmunity, the proceedings discuss clinical aspects of autoimmune diseases. In particular, current knowledge and the state of the art about the diagnosis and treatment of the autoimmune diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are described by world-renowned experts. The book also contains the short presentations on selected topics, as well as abstracts of the mini-posters read by title, which were included in the symposium.

Healing Autoimmune Disease

Healing Autoimmune Disease
Author: Sandra Cabot MD,Margaret Jasinska,Margaret Jasinska Nd
Publsiher: SCB International
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781936609390
ISBN 13: 1936609398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Autoimmune Disease Book Review:

Autoimmune disease affects approximately one in 20 people and is one of the most significant health problems in the USA. There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases, ranging from skin conditions such as psoriasis, to potentially life threatening diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis.An autoimmune disease occurs when a person's immune system launches an attack against their own cells, tissues and/or organs. This results in inflammation throughout the body, and potential damage to specific organs. Conventional medicine states that there is no cure for autoimmune disease, and the patient is usually placed on a cocktail of powerful immune suppressing drugs. Although in the short term these drugs can be life saving, in the long term they have significant side effects that are sometimes worse than the original disease, and they can even increase the risk of cancer.In this book, Dr Sandra Cabot and naturopath Margaret Jasinska give the reader a step by step plan for healing autoimmune disease, reducing inflammation, alleviating symptoms and halting autoantibody production, thereby stopping tissue destruction. This book offers a medically proven approach to assisting immune system disorders.In this book, the reader will learn:* The role of specific foods and supplements in reducing inflammation and healing the immune system.* The detrimental effects of gluten on the immune system, inflammation and intestinal health of people with autoimmune disease.* How common nutritional deficiencies can raise the risk of developing an autoimmune disease.* How leaky gut syndrome is a factor in triggering autoimmune disease.* The role of hormones in influencing autoimmune disease.* How vaccinations and environmental chemicals can trigger autoimmune disease in some people.* Which specific foods to avoid and which foods to eat more of.* Recipes for healing autoimmune disease

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook
Author: Mickey Trescott,Angie Alt
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 1623367298
ISBN 13: 9781623367299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook Book Review:

The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of Autoimmune-Paleo.com, is a comprehensive guide to living healthfully with autoimmune disease. While conventional medicine is limited to medication or even surgical fixes, Trescott and Alt introduce a complementary solution that focuses on seven key steps to recovery: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect. Each step demystifies the process to reclaim total mind and body health. With five autoimmune conditions between them, Trescott and Alt have achieved astounding results using the premises laid out in the book. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook goes well beyond nutrition and provides the missing link so that you can get back to living a vibrant, healthy life.

The Autoimmune Epidemic

The Autoimmune Epidemic
Author: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-02-10
ISBN 10: 0743277767
ISBN 13: 9780743277761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autoimmune Epidemic Book Review:

Why do our bodies rebel against themselves? Why are autoimmunine disorders on the rise? What role do everyday environmental toxins play in triggering onset of these diseases? The author answers these questions with personal stories and sound scientific research and offers ways to combat the problem.

Cancer and Autoimmunity

Cancer and Autoimmunity
Author: M.E. Gershwin,Yehuda Shoenfeld
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2000-03-27
ISBN 10: 9780080528458
ISBN 13: 0080528457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer and Autoimmunity Book Review:

Of the two disciplines in parallel development for two decades, tumor immunology and transplantation immunology, the latter has thrived and has led to some of the most critical discoveries in immunobiology. The former continues to thwart both scientists and clinicians alike. The goal of immunologists in modern day research is to develop a simple and effective means to manipulate cancer in vivo, possibly encompassing several venues: identifying a phenotypic marker and the use of either active or passive immunization; include the use of passive reagents carrying "warheads" to selectively destroy cancer cells; or altering the basic process of cell survival. This excellent multidiscipline-authored volume presents a theme which has not been well described before. The papers include both basic and clinical science and range from sophisticated molecular biology to little more than phenomenology (e.g. the increased association of cancer in some autoimmune diseases and increased presentation of autoimmune phenomena in malignant condition). This, however, is state-of-the-art. This collection of themes will be of use not only to bench scientists, but also to clinicians who treat patients. The book represents progress at the cutting edge of this discipline, and points the way to further developments in the "black box" of immunology.

Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
Author: Manuel Ramos-Casals
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2011-09-02
ISBN 10: 9780080559315
ISBN 13: 008055931X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Book Review:

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. *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

Autoimmune Diet The Autoimmune Cookbook Recipe Collection for Autoimmune Disorder

Autoimmune Diet  The Autoimmune Cookbook  Recipe Collection for Autoimmune Disorder
Author: Theresa Wilson
Publsiher: Editorial Imagen LLC
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1632876973
ISBN 13: 9781632876973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autoimmune Diet The Autoimmune Cookbook Recipe Collection for Autoimmune Disorder Book Review:

Autoimmune Diet: The Autoimmune Cookbook, Recipe Collection for Autoimmune Disorder The Autoimmune Diet is perfect for people suffering from illnesses that compromise the immune system. What is an autoimmune disease? Autoimmune diseases are also the same thing as inflammatory diseases that include health conditions like lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and some eighty other autoimmune disorders. An "anti inflammatory diet" includes foods that stop the symptoms of an autoimmune disease. Autoimmunity conditions are immune diseases that cause inflammation in the body. By eating foods that help to prevent inflammation, you can better treat immune system diseases.

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases
Author: Munther A Khamashta,Manuel Ramos-Casals
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-05-26
ISBN 10: 0857293583
ISBN 13: 9780857293589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autoimmune Diseases Book Review:

Autoimmune Diseases: Acute and Complex Situations provides a detailed overview of conditions associated with autoimmune diseases that are considered either life-threatening or requiring complex management. These include abdominal pain, arthritis, cutaneous ulcers, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, epilepsy, pancreatitis, stroke and white-matter CNS lesions. Autoimmune Diseases: Acute and Complex Situations addresses the latest clinical and immunological prognostic factors that may help to identify patients at higher risk of developing potentially life-threatening involvement. This book comprehensively helps the reader to diagnose these patients, in whom an early therapeutic approach is essential. Autoimmune Diseases: Acute and Complex Situations is a valuable reference tool for rheumatologists, internists, immunologists, and all the specialists involved in the multidisciplinary care of patient with rheumatic and systemic autoimmune diseases.

Genes and Autoimmunity

Genes and Autoimmunity
Author: Spaska Stanilova
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-03-13
ISBN 10: 9535110284
ISBN 13: 9789535110286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genes and Autoimmunity Book Review:

Autoimmune disorders are known to affect a substantial number of people worldwide, demonstrating a gender bias and are the second largest cause of chronic illness. Recently, the attention has been focused on lifestyle changes as a major factor in the rise of autoimmune disease frequency. The two sections of this book are focused on the new opportunities for moving research forward, leading to a new approach to prevention and treatment of autoimmune diseases. A better understanding of the mechanisms of gene expression and triggering signaling pathways, which is involved in autoimmune pathogenesis simultaneously with current data for the interaction of microbiota with human immune system, will help to better understand the immune imbalance implicated in autoimmunity.