Autoimmune Disorders : Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
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Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks it. The treatment of autoimmune diseases is typically with immunosuppression -- medication which decreases the immune response. This book presents current research in the study of autoimmune disorders with a focus on autoimmune liver diseases; Graves hyperthyroidism; system lupus erythematosus; Behcet's disease; and Sjogren's syndrome.

Table of Contents

Autoimmune Liver Diseases
mmunopathological Events in an Experimental Autoimmune Kidney Disease & How Those Events Can Be Terminated to Regain Tolerance to Self
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Severe Autoimmune Diseases: Time for a Reappraisal
Thyroid Arterial Embolization for the Treatment of Graves' Hyperthyroidism
New Targets & Approaches to Autoimmune-Induced Salivary Hypofunction
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Definition, Pathogenesis & Treatment
Cytomegalovirus-Induced Autoimmunity
Behàet's Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
Immunomodulators as Therapeutic Strategies for Managing Multiple Sclerosis
Premenstrual Syndrome: A Disease with an Autoimmune Component?
The Primary Target Antigenic Site in Heymann Nephritis is the Renal Proximal Convoluted Tubules' Brush Border Associated Zone of Cells
Dysregulation of Autoimmunity Caused by Silica Exposure: Fas-Mediated Apoptosis in T Lymphocytes Derived from Silicosis Patients
Unusual Renal Localization of Vasculitis in Sjögren's Syndrome: A Clinical Case Report
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