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Treatment of Autoimmune Disorders

  • Michael Sticherling
  • Enno Christophers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Marvin J. Fritzler, Leeanne J. Schoenroth
    Pages 29-42
  3. Angela Gause, Claudia Metzler, Eva Reinhold-Keller, Wolfgang L. Gross
    Pages 43-48
  4. Kathrin H. Greiner, John V. Forrester
    Pages 49-58
  5. Anne M. Stevens, J. Lee Nelson, Nathalie Lambert
    Pages 105-116
  6. Michael Sticherling
    Pages 117-127
  7. Piet Stinissen, Guy Hermans, Niels Hellings, Robert Medaer, Jef Raus
    Pages 129-149
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 177-181

About this book

Introduction

Progress in basic and clinical immunology within the last two decades has provided profound insight into the immune system and its role in preventing endogenous and exogenous damage. In contrast, disbalances within this system can result in autoimmune disorders which may affect diverse organs and result in distinct clinical pictures. In many of these, however, the individual etiopathogenetic mechanisms are poorly understood and even more their clinical symptoms are hard to treat. The book offers insight into basic mechanisms of autoimmune disorders. It includes neurological, gastrointestinal, ophthalmological and skin diseases as well as current and future therapeutic options including immunomodulatory drugs and different vaccination strategies. By addressing diverse organ systems, both singular and shared features are elaborated. Thus an exchange of ideas is intended across research on single organ systems within a truly interdisciplinary setting.

Keywords

Antigen DNA Nervous System T cell autoimmune disease autoimmune diseases autoimmunity cell diseases immunoglobulin immunotherapy lymphocytes pregnancy vaccination vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Sticherling
    • 1
  • Enno Christophers
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für HautkrankheitenUniversitätsklinikum LeipzigLeipzigFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und AllergologieUniversitätsklinikum KielKielFederal Republic of Germany

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