Immunology of Neuromuscular Disease

Immunology of Neuromuscular Disease

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  • ISBN-13: 9780792388449
  • ISBN: 0792388445
  • Publisher: Springer


Hohlfeld, R.


The neuromuscular diseases comprise the disorders of peripheral nerves, the neuromuscular junction, and muscle. Both pre and post-synaptic elements of the neuromuscular junction may become targets of autoimmune attack in different diseases. This book addresses the immunologically mediated neuromuscular diseases, including Guillain--Barré syndrome and other autoimmune neuropathies, the Lambert--Eaton myasthenic syndrome, myasthenia gravis, and the autoimmune diseases of muscle. Two chapters are devoted to the vasculitic and HIV-mediated neuromuscular diseases. The experimental models of neuritis and myasthenia gravis are addressed in separate chapters. An introductory chapter provides a general background to autoimmunity. This book is a useful overview for all neurologists, rheumatologists and immunologists both in research and clinical practice.Hohlfeld, R. is the author of 'Immunology of Neuromuscular Disease' with ISBN 9780792388449 and ISBN 0792388445.

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