The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection

  • Gaafar Ragab
  • T. Prescott Atkinson
  • Matthew L. Stoll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introductory Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthew L. Stoll
      Pages 3-11
    3. Philipp Rausch, Axel Künstner
      Pages 29-42
  3. Immunogenetics of the Host Response to Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. T. Prescott Atkinson
      Pages 45-54
    3. Daniel M. Altmann, Catherine J. Reynolds, Rosemary J. Boyton
      Pages 55-62
    4. David R. Webb
      Pages 63-72
  4. Infectious Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos, Mario M. D’Elios
      Pages 87-96
    3. Guliz Erdem, Edward L. Kaplan
      Pages 97-102
    4. T. Prescott Atkinson
      Pages 103-111
    5. Lazaros I. Sakkas, Dimitrios P. Bogdanos
      Pages 113-127
    6. Massimo Galli, Giorgio Bozzi, Andrea Giacomelli
      Pages 129-138
    7. Ester Roffe, Philip M. Murphy
      Pages 139-147
  5. The Role of Infectious Agents in Rheumatic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Esraa M. Eloseily, Randy Q. Cron
      Pages 151-182
    3. Matthew L. Stoll, S. Louis Bridges Jr., Maria I. Danila
      Pages 183-199
    4. Heleen Cypers, S. Louis Bridges Jr., Dirk Elewaut
      Pages 201-220
    5. Miika Arvonen, Matthew L. Stoll
      Pages 221-237
    6. Madhura Castelino, Steve Eyre, Anne Barton
      Pages 239-250
    7. Wayne Young, Traci Jester, Matthew L. Stoll, Ana Izcue
      Pages 251-274
    8. Thomas Bardin
      Pages 275-284
    9. Gaafar Ragab, Carina Dehner, Hazem Hamza, Martin Kriegel
      Pages 285-304
    10. Gaafar Ragab, William Ruff, Derek Pearson, Hadi Goubran, Martin Kriegel
      Pages 305-321
    11. Luca Quartuccio, Saviana Gandolfo, Sara Zandonella Callegher, Salvatore De Vita
      Pages 323-335
    12. Julia Spierings, Femke C. van Rhijn-Brouwer, Jacob M. van Laar
      Pages 337-346
    13. Loïc Guillevin
      Pages 347-353
    14. Anne Claire Desbois, Cloe Comarmond, David Saadoun, Patrice Cacoub
      Pages 355-363
    15. Ahmet Gül
      Pages 365-370
    16. Donato Rigante, Antonio Vitale, Luca Cantarini
      Pages 371-377
    17. Augusto Vaglio, Rossana Rocco, Julien Haroche, Jean-François Emile
      Pages 379-390
    18. Gaafar Ragab, Hussien Rizk
      Pages 391-401
    19. Polly J. Ferguson
      Pages 403-408
  6. Practical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Paul A. Bryant, Anoma Nellore, John W. Baddley
      Pages 411-426
    3. Konstantinos Thomas, Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
      Pages 445-464
    4. Matthew L. Stoll
      Pages 465-474
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 475-490

About this book


This book discusses the role of the microbiome in rheumatic diseases and details its implications for patient treatment. Recently, with technological advances, there has been significant research into the microbiome. This has enabled us to more profoundly understand its role in our immune system maturation as well as the role played by microorganisms in autoimmunity and the deeply related rheumatic diseases. This book comprehensively explains the emerging microbiome research through the interrelationships of biomedical sciences, including: immunology, microbiology, bioinformatics, and, with special emphasis, the clinical aspect of rheumatology. It examines the interplay between infectious organisms and major autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and vasculitis, and explains how to apply that knowledge to diagnostic techniques and treatment decisions. The international team of expert authors provides insight into current therapies and future interventions specifically targeting the microbiota and explores the impact of our deeper understanding on enhancing personalized medicine. The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection is an essential resource for rheumatologists, pediatricians, internists, microbiologists, and critical care providers caring for children and adults with rheumatic diseases.


microbiome immunogenetics bacterial disease rheumatic disease infection autoimmunity viral disease protozoal infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Gaafar Ragab
    • 1
  • T. Prescott Atkinson
    • 2
  • Matthew L. Stoll
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineCairo UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.University of AlabamaBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.University of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-79025-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-79026-8
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