From Prediction to Prevention of Autoimmune Diseases : Report on the 10th Dresden Symposium on Autoantibodies


From Prediction to Prevention of Autoimmune Diseases : Report on the 10th Dresden Symposium on Autoantibodies

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The goal of prediction of autoimmune diseases is prevention and/or early intervention to avert morbidity and mortality. In most diseases with an autoimmune pathology, a long prodrome is associated with the production of disease specific autoantibodies and may provide a window of opportunity to reverse the autoimmune process. However, large prospective studies are necessery to evaluate the risk of disease development in autoantibody positive persons. In type 1 diabetes, autoantibody assays make it possible to accurately identify people at risk of future disease. A similar development can be promised for rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, both diseases may serve as models for prevention and novel treatment strategies. A prerequisite for prevention and curative therapy is the very early or even predictive diagnosis employing by biomarker analyses. The improvement, optimization and standardization of autoantibody determinations combined with evaluation studies play an important role in this process. This current volume will focus on different aspects of the pathogenesis, the prediction, novel treatment regimes and prevention of systemic and organ specific autoimmune diseases as well as autoimmune graft rejections. Rare autoimmunopathies such as autoimmune forms of thrombotic microangiopathies, nephropathies, myopathies and cardiomyopathies are also included.


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Details

Author(s)
K. Conrad, E. K. L. Chan, M. J. Fritzler, R. L. Humbel, P. L. Meroni, Y. Shoenfeld
Format
Paperback | 750 pages
Dimensions
151 x 210 x 35mm | 1,170g
Publication date
26 Oct 2011
Publisher
Pabst, Wolfgang Science
Language
English
ISBN10
3899677358
ISBN13
9783899677355