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Immunology of Gastrointestinal Disease

  • T. T. MacDonald

Part of the Immunology and Medicine Series book series (IMME, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. L. Viney, T. T. MacDonald
    Pages 1-17
  3. P. Brandtzaeg, T. S. Halstensen, L. Helgeland, K. Kett
    Pages 19-39
  4. E. Savilahti
    Pages 41-60
  5. B. Cuenod, N. Cerf-Bensussan
    Pages 75-86
  6. N. Brousse, S. Sarnacki, D. Canioni, N. Cerf-Bensussan
    Pages 87-103
  7. A. Mcl. Mowat
    Pages 105-136
  8. C. P. Braegger, T. T. Macdonald
    Pages 137-150
  9. I. S. Menzies, M. W. Turner
    Pages 173-191
  10. J. Spencer, P. G. Isaacson
    Pages 193-207
  11. M. Zeitz, R. Ullrich, E.-O. Riecken
    Pages 209-226
  12. A.-M. Svennerholm, J. Holmgren
    Pages 227-246
  13. M. F. Heyworth
    Pages 263-282
  14. E. S. Cooper
    Pages 283-300
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 301-307

About this book

Introduction

Gastrointestinal diseases present a considerable problem in human medicine in terms of both morbidity and mortality. The aim of this book is to cover the different immunological disorders of the gut with special reference to immunopathological and protective mechanisms. It will be of general interest to clinicians, scientists and students concerned with the gastrointestinal tract.
Topics covered include: the current status of research into toxin-secreting pathogens, Campylobacter, Giardia and HIV; the immunological features of idiopathic inflammatory gut diseases such as Crohn's disease and intractable diarrhoea; the genesis of the flat mucosa; the iatrogenic diseases of the gut such as graft-versus-host disease and small bowel allografts; the immune mechanisms and lesions in the gut of patients with parasitic nematode infections (very important in the tropics).
Basic background on the immune apparatus in the intestine is also discussed, as are the effects of inflammation on intestinal permeability.

Keywords

HIV bacteria diseases gastrointestinal tract infection infections inflammatory bowel disease parasite transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • T. T. MacDonald
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric GastroenterologySt. Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonUK

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