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.