Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Autoimmune Disorders

Current Concepts and Advances from Bedside to Mechanistic Insights

Edited by Fang-Ping Huang

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Autoimmune disorders are caused due to break down of the immune system, which consequently fails in its ability to differentiate "self" from "non-self" in the context of immunology. The diseases are intriguing, both clinically and immunologically, for their diversified clinical phenotypes and complex underlying immunological mechanisms. This book offers cutting-edge information on some of the specific autoimmune disease phenotypes, respective diagnostic and prognostic measures, classical and new therapeutic options currently available, pathogenesis and underlying mechanisms potentially involved, and beyond. In the form of Open Access, such information is made freely available to clinicians, basic scientists and many others who will be interested regarding current advances in the areas. Its potential readers will find many of the chapters containing in-depth analysis, interesting discussions and various thought-provoking novel ideas.

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Autoimmune DisordersCurrent Concepts and Advances from Bedside to Mechanistic InsightsEdited by Fang-Ping Huang

Published: November 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1851

ISBN: 978-953-307-653-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6563-7

Copyright year: 2011

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101491 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

27 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


Open access peer-reviewed

1. Autoimmune Disorders Associated to Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents

By Giuseppe d’Annunzio and Chiara Russo, Ramona Tallone and Renata Lorini


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2. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis in Children and Adolescents

By Erkan Sarı, Abdulbaki Karaoglu and Ediz Yeşilkaya


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3. Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome: Current Pathophysiological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances

By Christine Delporte, Jason Perret and Muhammad S. Soyfoo


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4. Changing Spectrum of Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: New Face for an Old Disease

By Indu Sabnani and Patricia Tsang


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5. Autoimmune-Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome/Macrophage Activation Syndrome

By Maciej Machaczka, Wojciech Sydor, Małgorzata Rucińska, Marta Szostek and Jacek Musiał


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6. Ocular Myasthenia Analysis of Diagnostic and Treatment Options

By Austin Hake and Henry J. Kaminski


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7. Sweet Syndrome

By Manuel Ginarte and Jaime Toribio


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8. Validation of Protein Biomarkers to Advance the Management of Autoimmune Disorders

By David S. Gibson, Sorcha Finnegan, Stephen Pennington, Ji Qiu, Joshua LaBaer, Madeleine E. Rooney and Mark W. Duncan


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9. Relevance of Autoantibodies for the Classification and Pathogenesis of Neurological Diseases

By Simone Mader, Benjamin Obholzer and Markus Reindl


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10. Preclinical and Predictive Algorithms in Monitoring Patients with Autoimmune Diseases and Their Relatives-at-Risks

By Sergey Suchkov, Dmitry Kostyushev, Dmitry Gnatenko, Sevindzh Gadzhieva and Mikhail Paltsev


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11. Application of Novel Quantitative Proteomic Technologies to Identify New Serological Biomarkers in Autoimmune Diseases

By Soyoung Lee, Satoshi Serada, Minoru Fujimoto and Tetsuji Naka


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12. Application of Monoclonal Antibody Therapies in Autoimmune Diseases

By Adrienn Angyal, Jozsef Prechl, Gyorgy Nagy and Gabriella Sarmay


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13. The Emerging Role of Monoclonal Antibodies in the Treatmentof Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

By Ewa Robak and Tadeusz Robak


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14. Treatment of Pediatric-Onset Lupus Nephritis: A New Option of Less Cytotoxic Immunosuppressive Therapy

By Hiroshi Tanaka and Tadaatsu Imaizumi


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15. Recent Advances in the Treatment of Neurological Autoimmune Disorders

By Jagat R. Kanwar, Bhasker Sriramoju and Rupinder K. Kanwar


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16. Synthetic Glucocorticoids Modulate Function of Neural Cells: Implications in Autoimmune Neurological Disorders

By Oscar Gonzalez-Perez, Norma A. Moy-Lopez and Jorge Guzman-Muniz


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17. Intravenous Immunoglobulins in Neurological Diseases: Established and Novel Clinical Applications

By Konstantina G. Yiannopoulou


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18. Cellular Based Therapies for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

By James Crooks, Guang-Xian Zhang and Bruno Gran


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19. Haematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Immunotherapy for Autoimmune Diseases in Children and Adults

By Menachem Bitan


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20. Thionamides-Related Vasculitis in Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders: Review of Current Literature and Case Reports

By Elisabetta L. Romeo, Giuseppina T. Russo, Annalisa Giandalia, Provvidenza Villari, Angela A. Mirto, Mariapaola Cucinotta, Giuseppa Perdichizzi and Domenico Cucinotta


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21. The Ectopic Germinal Centre Response in Autoimmune Disease and Cancer

By David I. Stott and Donna McIntyre


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22. Myasthenia Gravis: New Insights into the Effect of MuSK Antibodies and Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors

By Anna Rostedt Punga


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23. Vasoactive Neuropeptides in Autoimmune Diseases

By Ekua W. Brenu, Lotti Tajouri, Donald R. Staines and Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik


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24. Antibody-Proteases in the Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Demyelination and Monitoring Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

By Dmitry Kostyushev, Dmitry Gnatenko, Mikhail Paltsev, Aleksandr Gabibov and Sergey Suchkov


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25. Role of Fatty Acids in the Resolution of Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases

By Elena Puertollano, María A. Puertollano, Gerardo Álvarez de Cienfuegos and Manuel A. de Pablo


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26. Autoimmune Disorder and Autism

By Xiaohong Li and Hua Zou


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27. Chronobiology of and Chronotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Hideto To


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28. Four Aspects of Autoimmunity and How to Regain Tolerance to Self From an Autoimmune Disease Utilizing the Modified Vaccination Technique

By Arpad Z. Barabas, Chad D. Cole, Arpad D. Barabas, Rene Lafreniere and Donald M. Weir


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29. Parasitic Helminths as Potential Therapeutic Agents Against Autoimmune Disorders

By Yoshio Osada


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