Endocrine Autoimmunity and Associated Conditions
ISBN/ASIN: 9789401061186,9789401150446 | 1998 | English | pdf | 293/296 pages | 8.31 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Y. M. Kong (auth.), A. P. Weetman (eds.) | Edition: 1
Autoimmunity is the most common cause of endocrine disorders. This volume provides an up-to-date summary of recent advances in this important field. In addition, it describes developments in our understanding of conditions such as vitiligo and pernicious anaemia which are frequently associated with autoimmune endocrinopathies. There is a detailed review of animal models of endocrine disease which have contributed greatly to current knowledge. Furthermore, the aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment of the clinical disorders are discussed in depth. The book will be of interest to anyone working in the areas of endocrinology and immunology.