Rare Diseases of the Immune System

Behçet's Syndrome

From Pathogenesis to Treatment

Editors: Emmi, Lorenzo (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the disease by some of the world’s leading experts in Behçet's syndrome
  • Multidisciplinary approach including contributions from immunologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists
  • Invaluable reference for practitioners, researchers, and students​    
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Behçet's syndrome can reasonably be considered a unique entity among diseases of the immune system for several reasons: It has specific features and, uniquely among the immune system pathologies, represents a link between autoimmune diseases, systemic vasculitis, and autoinflammatory diseases. In addition, it is of interest to a variety of specialists, including immunologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists, and requires a complex multidisciplinary approach. Many aspects need to be considered in a syndrome that presents a wide spectrum of symptoms and for which the therapeutic armamentarium is expanding significantly, with the development of new treatments, not least the so-called biologics. This book offers comprehensive coverage of the disease by some of the world’s leading experts in Behçet's syndrome from all the relevant specialties. Epidemiology, genetics, pathogenesis, organ system involvement, differential diagnosis, novel treatments, surgical management, and prognosis are just some of the topics addressed. Behçet's Syndrome: From Pathogenesis to Treatment will be an invaluable reference for a range of practitioners, researchers, and undergraduates or postgraduates interested in immuno-rheumatology, dermatology, and rare diseases.​    

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“This collection meets the objective of bringing information on Behcet’s syndrome together in one place, and is the most recent of all efforts to do so. It is most appropriate for rheumatologists and other subspecialists who are treating these patients and who are interested in reviewing the clinical characteristics of this protean disorder, as this information makes up the bulk of the book.” (Tiphanie Vogel, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2014)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Numbers of Behçet: A Rare Disease?

    Polizzi, Agata (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • From Hippocrates to Hulusi Behçet: What History

    Lippi, Donatella

    Pages 5-15

  • Epidemiology of Behçet Syndrome

    Addimanda, Olga (et al.)

    Pages 17-24

  • Behçet’s Syndrome According to Classical and Population Genetics

    Meguro, Akira (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Infections, Autoimmunity, and Behçet’s Syndrome: What Liaison?

    D’Elios, Mario Milco (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behçet's Syndrome
Book Subtitle
From Pathogenesis to Treatment
Editors
  • Lorenzo Emmi
Series Title
Rare Diseases of the Immune System
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5477-6
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5477-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-5476-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5854-5
Series ISSN
2282-6505
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 229
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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