Immune System Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Information about Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Chronic Granulomatous Disease, and More, Along with Statistical and Demographic Data and Reports on Current Research Initiatives

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Allan R. Cook
Omnigraphics, 1997 - Medical - 608 pages
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"This Sourcebook brings together the most current information available on diseases frequently attributed to immune system failures. Readers will learn about causes, symptoms, treatments, coping strategies, and current research initiatives for a variety of disorders including lupus, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), rheumatic diseases and more."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Chapter 2Inheritance
37
Chapter 4How Breast Milk Protects Newborns
57
Chapter 6XLinked Agammaglobulinemia
79
Chapter 9Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
97
Chapter 11AtaxiaTelangiectasia
123
Chapter 14DiGeorge Anomaly
141
Chapter 15Autoimmune Diseases
149
Chapter 16OrganSpecific ImmuneMediated Diseases
155
Chapter 29Nervous System Interactions in the Immune
293
Chapter 30Immune Interactions in the Nervous System
301
Chapter 31Autoimmunity and Neuroimmunological
311
Chapter 32Neruovirology and Mental Diseases
325
Chapter 33Technical Opportunities and Problems
339
Chapter 34New Perspectives
347
Treatments and Therapies
361
Chapter 36General Care
371

Chapter 17Arthritis Rheumatic Diseases and Related
163
Chapter 18Coping With Connective Tissue Diseases
171
Chapter 19InsulinDependent Diabetes Mellitus
181
Chapter 20What is GuillainBarré Syndrome?
189
Chapter 21Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
195
Chapter 23Vasculitis
231
Chapter 24VVhat Black Women Should Know About
239
Chapter 25Mu1tiple Sclerosis
245
Chapter 26A Practical Guide to Myasthenia Gravis
255
Important
269
Chapter 28The Brain and Immunity
277
Chapter 37Specific Medical Therapy
399
Prevention
419
Chapter 40Drug Therapies for Lupus and Associated
435
Manipulating the Immune System
451
Chapter 43Transplantation Therapy in an Animal Model
467
Chapter 46Biotechnical Applications in Immunology
483
Socioeconomic Implications
501
Chapter 49Health Insurance for Primary Immune
521
Glossary of Common Medical Terms
535
Index
555
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