Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

  • Henry J. Kaminski

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jon M. Lindstrom
    Pages 15-52
  3. Bianca M. Conti-Fine, Brenda Diethelm-Okita, Norma Ostlie, Wei Wang, Monica Milani
    Pages 53-91
  4. Jan B. M. Kuks, Hans J. G. H. Oosterhuis
    Pages 93-113
  5. Robert B. Daroff
    Pages 115-128
  6. Alexander Marx, Philipp Stroebel
    Pages 129-148
  7. Henry J. Kaminski
    Pages 197-221
  8. Jose Americo M. Fernandes Filho, Jose I. Suarez
    Pages 223-234
  9. Alfred Jaretzki III
    Pages 235-267
  10. C. Michel Harper, Vanda A. Lennon
    Pages 269-291
  11. Ian Hart, Angela Vincent
    Pages 293-307
  12. Suraj A. Muley, Christopher M. Gomez
    Pages 309-326
  13. James F. Howard Jr.
    Pages 327-354
  14. Robert H. Paul, James M. Gilchrist
    Pages 355-371
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 373-396

About this book

Introduction

Myasthenia gravis, the best understood autoimmune disorder, serves as a model not only for study of the pathogenesis and treatment of all autoimmune diseases, but also for understanding synaptic function. In Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Henry J. Kaminski, MD, and an international panel of expert clinicians and leading scientists comprehensively review the clinical and basic science of this disease and its relatives, including acquired neuromyotonia and Lambert-Eaton syndrome. For the clinician, the book offers a rich portrait of the wide range of signs and symptoms that make these diseases difficult to diagnose. Replete with beautiful illustrations that carry the discussion well beyond the typical textbook, the authors review in depth the available diagnostic methods and their limitations, offer practical treatment recommendations based on years of experience, and discuss several promising treatment strategies now emerging. For the basic scientist, the text illuminates neuromuscular structure and function (the site of autoimmune pathology) and describes in detail the acetylcholine receptor (the central target of pathology in myasthenia gravis).
Authoritative and insightful, Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders follows this difficult illness from molecule to patient adaptation to illness, translating sophisticated evidence-based medicine into approaches directly useful in the doctor's office for effective patient diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords

antibody diseases pathogenesis pathology pathophysiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry J. Kaminski
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Neurology and Neurosciences, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical CenterCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-341-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-5942-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-341-5
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