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Autoimmune Endocrinopathies

Series: Contemporary Endocrinology, Vol. 15

Volpé, Robert (Ed.)

1999, XII, 434 p.

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Dr. Robert Volpé and his distinguished contributors comprehensively review the latest thinking about the theoretical, experimental, and clinical aspects of autoimmune endocrine disorders. These world-renowned experts examine the pathogenesis and immunogenetics of these diseases, discuss the role of sex hormones in autoimmunity, and elucidate the nature of autoantigens. They also provide clinical detail on a wide variety of autoimmune endocrinopathies, including autoimmune thyroid disease, Graves' ophthalmopathy and dermopathy, human insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and autoimmune adrenocortical failure. Postpartum autoimmune endocrine syndromes, autoimmune hypophysitis, and the polyglandular autoimmune syndromes are also discussed in detail. Comprehensive and authoritative, Autoimmune Endocrinopathies provides today's most up-to-date understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of autoimmune endocrine diseases.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » diabetes - diabetes mellitus - hormone - insulin

Related subjects » Internal Medicine

Table of contents 

Normal Mechanisms for Self-Tolerance, Yoshinori Iwatani and Mikio Watanabe. Immunoregulation in Experimental Autoimmune Endocrine Disease, Peter McCullagh. The Genetic Susceptibility to Type 1 (Insulin-Dependent) Diabetes Mellitus and the Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases: From Epidemiological Observations to Gene Mapping, Yaron Tomer, David A. Greenberg, and Terry F. Davies. Experimental Models for Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: Recent Developments, Yi-chi M. Kong. Animals Models for Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Sabine Bieg and Åke Lernmark. The Epidemiology of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, Mark P. J. Vanderpump and W. Michael G. Tunbridge. Sex Hormones and Immune Responses, William J. Kovacs and Nancy J. Olsen. Autoantigens in the Autoimmune Endocrinopathies, Jadwiga Furmaniak, Jane Sanders, and Bernard Rees Smith. The Immunology of Human Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, Robert Volpé. Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy and Dermopathy, Anthony P. Weetman. Postpartum Autoimmune Endocrine Syndromes, Nobuyuki Amino, Hisato Tada, and Yoh Hidaka. Etiology and Pathogenesis of Human Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Jean-François Bach. Autoimmune Adrenocortical Failure, Hemmo A. Drexhage. Autoimmune Hypophysitis, Shereen Ezzat and Robert G. Josse. The Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndromes, Mark Maes and George S. Eisenbarth. Autoimmune Endocrinopathies in Female Reproductive Dysfunction, Antonio R. Gargiulo and Joseph A. Hill. Immunotherapy and Prevention of Autoimmune Endocrinopathies, Parth Narendran, Edwin A. M. Gale, and Colin M. Dayan.

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