Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

From Epidemiology and Immunobiology to a Rational Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach

  • Daniel C. Baumgart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Epidemiology

  3. Immunobiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Matthew A. Odenwald, Jerrold R. Turner
      Pages 57-66
    3. Charles L. Bevins
      Pages 75-86
    4. D. Neil Granger, Norman R. Harris
      Pages 87-92
    5. S. Snapper, D. Nguyen, A. Biswas
      Pages 101-109
    6. Atsushi Mizoguchi, Atul K. Bhan
      Pages 111-117
    7. Gerhard Rogler
      Pages 119-122
    8. Eric L. Campbell, Sean P. Colgan
      Pages 123-129
    9. Arthur Kaser
      Pages 131-134
    10. Paolo Biancheri, Thomas T. MacDonald
      Pages 135-140
    11. Takashi Nagaishi, Mamoru Watanabe
      Pages 141-148
    12. Jorge O. Múnera, James M. Wells
      Pages 167-172
  4. Diagnostic Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173

About this book


This new edition is a unique combined resource for physicians and scientists addressing the needs of both groups. In addition to stimulating exchange and collaboration and shortening the path between discovery and application of new knowledge, the book helps clinicians understand new therapeutic concepts from their origins. The volume serves as a comprehensive guide to the current diagnostic modalities, including enhanced imaging techniques such as MRI and CT enterography, virtual colonoscopy, ultrasound, and endomicroscopy, as well as conventional and complex immunomodulatory principles. The latest edition also includes revised chapters from the previous edition, as well as new chapters reflecting current developments in the field.

Written by experts in their field, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: From Epidemiology and Immunobiology to a Rational Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach, Second Edition is of great value to gastroenterologists, surgeons, internists, pediatricians and gynecologists trainees, as well as all those involved in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and related autoimmune disorders. 


Azathioprine Epithelial barrier Leukocyte Apheresis Matrix metalloproteinases Ultrasound Based Elastography top down approach

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel C. Baumgart
    • 1
  1. 1.Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Department of Gastroenterology and HepatologyCharité Medical School—Humboldt-University of BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33701-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33703-6
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