Current Clinical Neurology

Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

Editors: Kaminski, Henry J., Kusner, Linda L. (Eds.)

  • Written by experts in the field
  • This book provides in-depth information for clinicians to allow them to appreciate the wide range of clinical presentations with myasthenia gravis
  • Unique to this edition are the chapters on animal models of myasthenia gravis, clinical trial development for myasthenia gravis, and emerging therapies for myasthenia gravis
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About this book

The third edition of this important, gold-standard title outlines a range of significant advances in the study and understanding of myasthenia gravis. The overarching goal of this new edition is identical to the first and second -- to provide the clinician and the scientist with a common resource for understanding the profound achievements in the clinical, translational, and basic sciences of neuromuscular transmission disorders.  In addition to several new authors and an extensive update of all chapters, this third edition includes summaries of pre-clinical research standards for autoimmune MG, along with a broad summary of MG clinical trial performance. The now greater understanding of the clinical presentation of MuSK-related MG and identification of potential new autoantigens, including LRP-4, is discussed. The development of treatment guidelines by groups in Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, and an international consortium is also outlined. Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Third Edition, is an invaluable resource for meeting the many and varied needs of clinicians who treat patients with myasthenia gravis.


About the authors

Henry J. Kaminski, MD

Meta A. Neumann Professor and Chair of Neurology

The George Washington University

Department of Neurology

Washington, DC, USA

 

Linda L. Kusner, PhD

Associate Professor

The George Washington University

Department of Pharmacology and Physiology

Washington, DC, USA

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Neuromuscular Junction Physiology and Pathophysiology

    Plomp, Jaap J., PhD

    Pages 1-12

  • Acetylcholine Receptor Structure

    Luo, Jie, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 13-45

  • Immunopathogenesis of Myasthenia Gravis

    Panse, Rozen, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

  • Animal Models of Myasthenia Gravis for Preclinical Evaluation

    Kusner, Linda L., PhD (et al.)

    Pages 61-70

  • Epidemiology and Genetics of Myasthenia Gravis

    Nel, Melissa, MBChB, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 71-84

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders
Editors
  • Henry J. Kaminski
  • Linda L. Kusner
Series Title
Current Clinical Neurology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73585-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73585-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73584-9
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XIII, 353
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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