© 2002

Combination Treatment in Autoimmune Diseases

  • W. B. Harrison
  • B. A. C. Dijkmans

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. General section

  3. Disease specific section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. G. Moroni, O. Della Casa Alberighi, Claudio Ponticelli
      Pages 75-89
    3. P. Bacon, David M. Carruthers
      Pages 91-108
    4. C. P. Denton, Carol M. Black
      Pages 109-129
    5. Niki M. Moutsopoulos, H. M. Moutsopoulos
      Pages 131-145
    6. A. M. van Tubergen, Robert B. M. Landewé, Sjef van der Linden
      Pages 147-163
    7. S. Bingham, Paul Emery
      Pages 165-183
  4. Futurology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Tom W. J. Huizinga, F. C. Breedveld
      Pages 187-192
    3. John Moore, P. Brooks
      Pages 193-213

About this book


This book consists of contributions from the most prominent experts in this field. In the first section the general principles of combination treatment are discussed, from rationale and methodology to benefits of risks in daily practice. The second section concerns specific diseases. It is striking that although there is so much experience with combining DMARDS in RA, for several other autoimmune diseases combination therapy has not yet been developed. Denton and Black, on the other hand, are able to add a refreshing new meaning to the term "combination therapy" in systemic sclerosis by pointing out the aetiologies beyond those caused by immunopathology, and dealing with combinations of therapy to address issues beyond immunotherapy.The last section is devoted to the future and the editors hope to come back in 2010 with an issue which will look back and determine whether the predictions of Brooks, Moore, Huizinga and Breedveld have come true.


Autoimmune diseases Sjögren's syndrome autoimmune disease cell diseases erythematosus immunotherapy infection pathology rheumatoid arthritis spondyloarthropathies stem cell transplantation systemic sclerosis transplantation vaculitis

Editors and affiliations

  • W. B. Harrison
    • 1
  • B. A. C. Dijkmans
    • 2
  1. 1.Novartis PharmaceuticalsAustralia Pty. Ltd.North RydeAustralia
  2. 2.Academic Hospital, Department of RheumatologyVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Combination Treatment in Autoimmune Diseases
  • Editors W.B. Harrison
    B.A.C. Dijkmans
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-43036-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07704-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04759-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 213
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Immunology
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