Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Approaches Towards its Etiological Differentiation

  • W. A. Scherbaum
  • U. Bogner
  • B. Weinheimer
  • G. F. Bottazzo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Immunogenetics

  3. Thyroid Peroxidase: Approaches Towards its Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. S. Mariotti, P. Caturegli, P. Piccolo, G. Barbesino, A. Pinchera
      Pages 65-75
    3. U. Feldt-Rasmussen, M. Høier-Madsen, N. G. Rasmussen, L. Hegedüs, P. J. Hornnes, H. Perrild
      Pages 77-84
    4. R. Hoermann, B. Saller, A. Fateh-Moghadam, K. Mann
      Pages 91-97
    5. B. Saller, R. Hörmann, K. Mann
      Pages 107-121
    6. N. Fukuma, S. McLachlan, D. I. W. Phillips, C. A. S. Pegg, B. Rapoport, B. Rees Smith
      Pages 123-130
    7. U. Bogner, H. Schleusener
      Pages 147-154
    8. M. Ludgate, R. Elisei, S. Swillens, G. Vassart
      Pages 155-161
  4. Environmental Effects on the Development of Autoimmune Thyoiditis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. R. S. Sundick, N. Bagchi, T. R. Brown
      Pages 165-174
    3. E. Gaitan, R. C. Cooksey, D. Gaitan, J. Legan, E. F. Meydrech, J. M. Montalvo et al.
      Pages 175-184
    4. H. Löbig, W. Bohn, J. Mau, H. Schatz
      Pages 185-195
    5. B. E. Wenzel, R. Gutekunst, J. Heesemann
      Pages 205-213
  5. In Vitro and In Vivo Effects of Cytokines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. E. Tolosa, M. Marti, C. Roura, A. Lucas, R. Pujol-Borrell
      Pages 223-230
    3. Å. Krogh Rasmussen, L. Kayser, K. Bech, U. Feldt-Rasmussen, H. Perrild, K. Bendtzen
      Pages 231-234
    4. L. Kayser, Å. Krogh Rasmussen, K. Bech, U. Feldt-Rasmussen, H. Perrild, K. Bendtzen
      Pages 235-237
    5. B. Grubeck-Loebenstein, M. Feldmann
      Pages 249-257
    6. M. B. Atkins, M. M. Kaplan, P. A. Demchak, N. J. Robert, S. Reichlin, J. W. Mier
      Pages 271-283
    7. F. A. Karlsson, P. Burman, K. Öberg, A. Karlsson-Parra
      Pages 293-298
    8. P.-M. Schumm-Draeger, B. O. Boehm, H. J. C. Wenisch, K. Schöffling
      Pages 299-306
    9. G. F. Bottazzo
      Pages 307-308

About these proceedings


Current knowledge relevant to the understanding of thyroid autoimmunity is summarized in this book. Some of the world's leading scientists in this field review recent data from four subject areas: immunogenetics, thyroid peroxidase as an antigen, environmental factors, and cytokines. Much ongoing and as yet unpublished work is described, especially in the discussion included after each article. This information is of particular interest since the body of knowledge in these fields is growing very rapidly. The book is based on a workshop in which researchers from 13 countries took part. One major aim was to raise controversial points and to develop ideas for their potential solution. At the workshop it became apparent that a great deal of the information given in textbooks is outdated. This is an important update for researchers who are interested in the above topics and in understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of thyroid autoimmunity.


Antigen Autoimmunerkrankungen Cytokine Diabetes Diabetes mellitus Interferon Interferontherapie Schilddrüse autoimmune disease

Editors and affiliations

  • W. A. Scherbaum
    • 1
  • U. Bogner
    • 2
  • B. Weinheimer
    • 3
  • G. F. Bottazzo
    • 4
  1. 1.Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Abt. Innere MedizinUniversität UlmUlmGermany
  2. 2.Abt. für Allgemeine Innere Medizin und NephrologieMedizinische Klinik und PoliklinikBerlin 45Germany
  3. 3.Homburg/SaarGermany
  4. 4.Department of ImmunologyThe London Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53476-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76301-4
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