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The Autoimmune Diseases. Edition No. 6

  • Book
  • December 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4768531

The Autoimmune Diseases, Sixth Edition, emphasizes the "3 P's" of 21st Century medicine: precision, prediction and prevention. Topics cover the modern systems approach to biology that involves large amounts of personalized, ongoing physiologic data ("omics") coupled with advanced methods of analysis, new tests of genetic engineering, such as CRISPR, auto inflammatory diseases, autoimmune responses to tumor immunotherapy, and information on normal immune response and disorders. Each of the major autoimmune disorders is discussed by researchers and clinical investigators experienced in dealing with patients. Chapters emphasize the immunologic basis of the disease as well as the use of immunologic diagnostic methods and treatments.

The book also covers several cross-cutting issues related to the recognition and treatment of autoimmune diseases, including chapters on the measurement of autoantibodies and T cells, the use of biomarkers as early predictors of disease, and new methods of treatment.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Immunologic Basis of Autoimmunity 1. Prelude: Historical introduction to autoimmunity and autoimmune disease 2. Structural and Functional Aspects of the Innate and Adaptive Systems of Immunity 3. General Features of Autoimmune Diseases 4. Antigen Presentation, Dendritic Cells, and Autoimmunity 5. T cells and their subsets 6. Role of Th1 Th2 Th17 Cells in Autoimmunity 7. Tolerance and Autoimmunity: T Cells 8. Regulatory T Cells 9. B Cells and Autoimmunity 10. Immunological memory T cells 11. Immunological memory B cells 12. Apoptotic Cells as a Source of Autoantigens 13. Effector Mechanisms of Autoimmunity: Antibodies and Immune Complexes 14. Functional Effects of Autoantibodies 15. Cytokine Chemokines 16. Signaling Pathways in T and B Lymphocytes 17. HLA Genetics and Autoimmunity 18. Non HLA Genetics 19. AIRE related Autoimmunity 20. Immune Deficiencies and Autoimmunity 21. Infections and Autoimmunity 22. Noninfectious Environmental Agents and Autoimmunity 23. Sex, Pregnancy and Autoimmunity 24. Animal Models of Autoimmune Disease

Section 2: Multisystem Diseases 25. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 26. Systemic Sclerosis, Scleroderma 27. Antiphospholipid Syndrome 28. Sjogren Syndrome 29. Rheumatoid Arthritis 30. Spondyloarthritis and Chronic Idiopathic Arthropathies 31. Myositis 32. Thyroid Disease 33. Type 1 Diabetes 34. Adrenalitis 35. Polyendocrine Syndromes 36. Gastritis and Pernicious Anemia 37. Hypophysitis 38. Hemolytic Anemia 39. Thrombocytopenic Purpura 40. Neutropenia 41. Aplastic Anemia 42. Clotting Disorders 43. Multiple Sclerosis 44. Peripheral Neuropathy 45. Myasthenia Gravis 46. Ocular Disease 47. Inner Ear Disease 48. Celiac Disease 49. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease 50. Chronic Hepatitis 51. Primary Billiary Cirrhosis 52. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis 53. Pancreatitis 54. Bullous Skin Diseases: Pemphigus and Pemphigoid 55. Non-Bullous Skin Diseases: Alopecia, Vitiligo, Psoriasis and Urticaria 56. Kidney Disease: Goodpasture's Disease, Lupus Nephritis, ANCA-Associated Glomerulonephritis 57. Orchitis and Male Infertility 58. Oophoritis 59. Rheumatic Heart Disease 60. Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy 61. Necrotizing Arteritis and Small Vessel Vasculitis 62. Large and Medium Vessel Vasculitides 63. Autoimmune Disorders of the Lung 64. Paraneoplastic Diseases 65. Antibody-Associated Neurological Diseases 66. Autoinflammatory and other Related Diseases

Section 3: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Therapy 67. Autoantibody Assays, Testing, and Standardization 68. Prediction of Autoimmune Disease 69. Emerging Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases 70. Postlude


Eric Gershwin Distinguished Professor of Medicine, The Jack and Donald Chia Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis, USA. M. Eric Gershwin, MD, is chief of the division of rheumatology, allergy, and clinical immunology at the University of California at Davis. Gershwin is currently working to further understand the molecular basis of immune regulation in autoimmunity. He also studies the molecular-genetic basis of autoimmune liver disease. Gershwin is interested in the molecular and genetics tools being utilized to study the genes that contribute to a patient's susceptibility to lupus and the cellular and subcellular mechanisms that lead to immune disease. George Tsokos Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Chief, Rheumatology Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA. After receiving an MD from University of Athens, he came to the Arthritis Branch in 1979 where he trained in immunology and rheumatology. Between 1987 and 2007 he was a member of the Uniformed Services/Walter Reed community where served in various positions including Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Department of Cell Injury. In 2007 he joined the Beth Israel Medical Center as Chief of Rheumatology and Harvard Medical School as Professor of Medicine. He has served various leadership positions including President of the Clinical Immunology Society. He has served as chair of the Hypersensitivity, Autoimmunity, and Immune Mediated Diseases Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Immunology, the official journal of FOCIS, and editor of Autoimmunity and Discovery Medicine, PLoS One and other journals. He has been elected to the Association of American Physicians, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP). He is the 2012 Lee C. Howley Jr. Arthritis Research Prize from the Arthritis Foundation and a MERIT award holder from NIH. Dr. Tsokos' research focuses on the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). His laboratory has opened and led the field of molecular abnormalities on immune cells in patients with SLE. He directs a T32-sponsored fellowship on systemic autoimmunity and a Clinical Rheumatology Fellowship. Dr. Tsokos has trained over 110 colleagues many of whom hold senior leadership positions and run independent laboratories. His research is funded through NIH and DoD grants.