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Biomedical Sciences - Pharmacology & Toxicology | Drugs Targeting B-Cells in Autoimmune Diseases

Drugs Targeting B-Cells in Autoimmune Diseases

Bosch, Xavier, Ramos-Casals, Manuel, Khamashta, Munther A (Eds.)

2014, XI, 292 p. 3 illus., 2 illus. in color.

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  • Written and edited by leading international experts with long clinical experience
  • Provides comprehensive background and practical information for scientists, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies
  • Improves the understanding of and the decision for this new therapies of autoimmune diseases

This book provides a detailed overview of B-cell directed therapies in patients with rheumatic and systemic autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren syndrome, ANCA-associated vasculitis and cryoglobulinemia. Organ-specific autoimmune diseases are discussed with respect to the use of B-cell directed therapies in neurological autoimmune diseases and autoimmune cytopenias. Situations in which B-cell targeted therapy may be indicated are identified, thereby offering comprehensive support for therapeutic decisions on the basis of the latest published evidence. The book also offers a valuable reference tool for rheumatologists, internists, nephrologists, immunologists, and all specialists involved in the multidisciplinary care of patients with rheumatic and systemic autoimmune diseases.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cryoglobulinemia - Inflammatory myopathies - Rheumatoid arthritis - Sjögren syndrome - Systemic lupus erythematosus - Systemic sclerosis - Thrombosis - Vasculitis

Related subjects » Immunology - Internal Medicine - Pharmacology & Toxicology - Rheumatology

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