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New Concepts in Pathology and Treatment of Autoimmune Disorders

  • C. Pozzilli
  • P. Pozzilli
  • J.-F. Kapp
Conference proceedings

Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop Supplement book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. J.-X. She, S. Eckenrode, Q.-G. Ruan, M. P. Marron, Q.-Z. Li, M. C. K. Yang et al.
    Pages 1-14
  3. G. Ristori, R. Bomprezzi, C. Buttinelli, C. Montesperelli, S. Cannoni, A. Perna et al.
    Pages 15-24
  4. P. Pozzilli, G. Coppolino, L. Monetini, L. Nisticò
    Pages 25-35
  5. T. T. MacDonald, S. Nagata, P. D. Fairclough, C. McKenzie
    Pages 89-99
  6. T. Berney, C. Ricordi
    Pages 101-121
  7. J. R. Passweg, A. Gratwohl, A. Tyndall
    Pages 123-132
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 133-139

About these proceedings

Introduction

Autoimmunity, characterized by autoreactive lymphocytes and autoantibodies, is the consequence of a failure to discriminate between self and non-self, and autoimmune diseases are an increasing threat to people living in the industrialized countries. Autoimmune disorders are treatable, but not curable, and patients can face disability at later stages of the disease. Thus, there is a medical and economic need for new concepts and treatments in autoimmune disorders. New concepts and treatments can only be achieved by an interdisciplinary approach bringing together expertise, technologies, and clinical experience. The workshop focused on multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and type I diabetes, and discussed conventional drug therapies, gene therapy, cell and tissue transplantation therapies, and first treatments using blood stem cells for reprogramming the patients' immune system.

Keywords

Arthritis Diabetes mellitus Gene Array Assays Magnetic Resonance Imaging Multiple Sclerosis Rheumatoid Arthritis Transplantation gene therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Pozzilli
    • 1
  • P. Pozzilli
    • 2
  • J.-F. Kapp
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinical Neurology II, Department of Neurological SciencesUniversita la SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Unit for Prevention of Diabetes and Metabolic DiseasesUniversity Campus Bio-MedicoRomeItaly
  3. 3.Schering AGBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04450-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04452-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04450-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075
  • Buy this book on publisher's site