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This is a comprehensive and novel text that examines key features that predispose individuals to autoimmune diseases. The first section details the basic mechanism of autoimmunity and examines immunogenetic and environmental factors in autoimmunity. The next section examines autoimmune thyroid disease. The third section takes a look at Type 1 diabetes mellitus. In the final section, authors explain other autoimmune endocrinopathies.show more

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  • Hardback | 434 pages
  • 180.34 x 251.46 x 30.48mm | 997.9g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2008 ed.
  • 23 Tables, black and white; 28 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 434 p. 28 illus.
  • 1588297330
  • 9781588297334

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From the reviews: "Many endocrine diseases have an autoimmune etiology. This book focuses on these disorders and provides an understanding of how dysregulation of the immune system contributes to disease pathogenesis. ... This will be most suitable for individuals studying autoimmune endocrine disorders. It also will be helpful to endocrinologists who want to learn more about this important subject. ... This is a great resource for physicians or researchers who wish to learn more about autoimmune endocrine disorders, particularly ... autoimmune thyroid disease and Type 1 diabetes." (Ronald N Cohen, Doody's Review Service, March, 2008) "This text is written in a way that allows either a superficial or in-depth approach toward understanding how dysfunction of the immune system produces many different endocrine diseases. ... Each chapter begins with a concise summary, telling the reader what will be covered. This is helpful, like a preacher telling you what the sermon will be covering. ... will remain a helpful addition to my library as patients are seen, diagnoses sought, and treatment rendered." (Samuel P. Marynick, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Vol. 21 (4), September, 2008)show more

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Autoimmune Diseases in Endocrinology is a comprehensive and novel text that examines key features that predispose individuals to autoimmune diseases. The text begins with three introductory chapters which provide sufficient information so that anyone, including those without a background in recent immunology, will be able to understand the developments in the field. The next and largest section of the book concerns autoimmune thyroid disease, and authors of these chapters take the reader through the basic epidemiology, genetic and environmental risk factors, immunopathogenesis, and the diagnostic and management aspect of the disease. The next section discusses Type 1 diabetes mellitus. In the final section, authors explain other autoimmune endocrinopathies, including Addison's disease, premature ovarian failure, autoimmune hypophysitis, and autoimmune polyglandular syndrome types 1 and 2. Comprehensive and timely, Autoimmune Diseases in Endocrinology will become an essential reference for all endocrinologists and internal medicine practitioners working in this field.show more

Table of contents

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES IN ENDOCRINOLOGY Introductory chapters 1. Basic Mechanism of Autoimmunity Sandy McLachlan PhD, Basil Rapoport MD, UCLA 2. Immunogenetic Factors in Autoimmunity Steve Gough PhD, Birmingham, UK 3. Environmental Factors in Autoimmunity Noel Rose MD, Baltimore Autoimmune Thyroid Disease 4. Animal Models of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Marian Ludgate PhD, Cardiff, Wales 5. Thyroid Autoantigens Terry Davies MD, New York 6. Graves' Disease Simon Pearce MD, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK 7. Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Aldo Pinchera MD, Pisa, Italy 8. Postpartum thyroiditis Nobiyuki Amino MD, Osaka, Japan 9. Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy and Dermopathy Wilmar Wiersinga MD & Mark Prummel MD, Amsterdam Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus 10. Islet Cell Autoantigens Ake Lernmark MD, Seattle 11. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Jorgen Nerup, Gentofte, Denmark Other Autoimmune Endocrinopathies 12. Addison's Disease Corrado Betterle MD, Padua, Italy 13. Premature Ovarian Failure Eduardo Charreau MD, Buenos Aires 14. Autoimmune Hypophysitis Patricia Crock MD, Newcastle NSW, Australia 15. Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1 Olle Kampe MD, Uppsala, Sweden & Part Peterson PhD, Tampere, Finland 16. Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 2 George Kahaly MD, Mainz, Germanyshow more

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From the reviews: "Many endocrine diseases have an autoimmune etiology. This book focuses on these disorders and provides an understanding of how dysregulation of the immune system contributes to disease pathogenesis. ... This will be most suitable for individuals studying autoimmune endocrine disorders. It also will be helpful to endocrinologists who want to learn more about this important subject. ... This is a great resource for physicians or researchers who wish to learn more about autoimmune endocrine disorders, particularly ... autoimmune thyroid disease and Type 1 diabetes." (Ronald N Cohen, Doody's Review Service, March, 2008) "This text is written in a way that allows either a superficial or in-depth approach toward understanding how dysfunction of the immune system produces many different endocrine diseases. ... Each chapter begins with a concise summary, telling the reader what will be covered. This is helpful, like a preacher telling you what the sermon will be covering. ... will remain a helpful addition to my library as patients are seen, diagnoses sought, and treatment rendered." (Samuel P. Marynick, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Vol. 21 (4), September, 2008)show more

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