Immunology of Neuromuscular Disease

Immunology of Neuromuscular Disease

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The neuromuscular diseases comprise the disorders of peripheral nerves, the neuromuscular junction, and muscle. Both pre- and post-synaptic elements of the neuromuscular junction may become targets of autoimmune attack in different diseases. This book addresses the immunologically-mediated neuromuscular diseases, including Guillain-Barre syndrome and other autoimmune neuropathies, the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, myasthenia gravis, and the autoimmune diseases of muscle. Two chapters are devoted to the vasculitic and HIV-mediated neuromuscular diseases. The experimental models of neuritis and myasthenia gravis are addressed in separate chapters. An introductory chapter provides a general background to autoimmunity. This book aims to be a useful overview for all neurologists, rheumatologists and immunologists both in research and clinical practice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 171.45 x 240 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0792388445
  • 9780792388449

Table of contents

Immunological self-tolerance and autoimmunity, H.Wekerle; Neuropathies associated with anti-myelin antibodies, D. Burger, A.J. Steck; Guillain-Barre syndrome and CIDP, H.P. Hartung, K. Reiners, K.V. Toyka, J.D. Pollard; Peripheral neuropathy due to vasculitis: immunopathogenesis, clinical features and treatment, J.T. Kissel, J.R. Mendell; Autoimmune-mediated models of peripheral nerve disease, C. Linington; Immunology of the motor nerve terminal, A. Vincent, J. Newsom-Davis; Myastenia gravis, D.B. Drachman, R.W. Kuncl; Immunological factors that influence disease severity in experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis, K.A. Krolick, P.A. Thompson, T.E. Zoda, S. Mohan, R.J. Barohn, T.-M. Yeh; Autoimmune diseases of muscle, R. Hohlfeld, A.G. Engel; Retrovirus-related neuromuscular diseases, M.C. Dalakas, I. Illa, M. Monzon.
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