This volume summarizes how recent exciting advances in immunology have cast new light on autoimmune endocrine disease. These diseases range from relatively common disorders such as diabetes & thyroid diseases to much rarer conditions. All pose immense challenges for the scientist & clinician in their endeavors to link the immunological basis of the problem with its medical consequences. Anthony Weetman clearly introduces the etiology & pathogenesis of autoimmunity & explains new developments in immunology & immunogenetics. He then details the autoimmune disorders that can affect individual endocrine organs. This self-contained, accessible account is a vital resource for clinicians, endocrinologists, & immunologists.Weetman, Anthony P. is the author of 'Autoimmune Endocrine Disease - Anthony P. Weetman - Hardcover' with ISBN 9780521401616 and ISBN 0521401615.