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Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases

  • Yehuda Shoenfeld
  • Ricard Cervera
  • M. Eric Gershwin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Classical Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Laura Bertolaccini, Graham R.V. Hughes, Munther A. Khamashta
      Pages 3-8
    3. Ricard Cervera, Ronald A. Asherson
      Pages 9-14
    4. Claudio Galarza-Maldonado, Loreto Massardo, Bernardo Pons–Estel, Mario H. Cardiel
      Pages 15-19
    5. Alon Eisen, Howard Amital
      Pages 25-29
    6. Jennifer G. Walker, Marvin J. Fritzler
      Pages 31-36
    7. Dimitris Mitsias, Haralampos M. Moutsopoulos
      Pages 37-42
    8. Marta Mosca, Rosaria Talarico, Stefano Bombardieri
      Pages 43-46
    9. Mauro Galeazzi, Giovanni Porciello
      Pages 47-51
    10. Mario García-Carrasco, Mario Jiménez-Hernández, Ricardo O. Escárcega, Ivet Etchegaray-Morales, Juan Carlos Pérez-Alva
      Pages 53-57
    11. Martine Szyper-Kravitz, Yehuda Shoenfeld
      Pages 59-63
    12. Juan-Manuel Anaya, John Castiblanco, Adriana Rojas-Villarraga
      Pages 65-69
  3. Systemic Vasculitis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Gideon Nesher
      Pages 73-76
    3. Gideon Nesher
      Pages 77-79
    4. Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Jozélio Freire de Carvalho, Maurício Levy-Neto, Eloísa Bonfá
      Pages 81-86
    5. José Hernández-Rodríguez, Maria C. Cid
      Pages 87-92
    6. Cees G.M. Kallenberg
      Pages 93-97

About this book


According to the Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee (ADCC), between 14.7 and 23.5 million people in the USA–up to eight percent of the population–are affected by autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are a family of more than 100 chronic, and often disabling, illnesses that develop when underlying defects in the immune system lead the body to attack its own organs, tissues, and cells. In Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Disease, the editors have gathered in a comprehensive handbook a critical review, by renowned experts, of more than 100 autoimmune diseases, divided into two main groups, namely systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases. A contemporary overview of these conditions with special emphasis on diagnosis is presented. Each chapter contains the essential information required by attending physicians as well as bench scientists to understand the definition of a specific autoimmune disease, the diagnostic criteria, and the treatment.


Arthritis Arthropathie Internal medicine anemia autoimmune disease autoimmune diseases autoimmunity diseases infection inflammatory bowel disease pathology pathophysiology physiology rheumatoid arthritis virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Yehuda Shoenfeld
    • 1
  • Ricard Cervera
    • 2
  • M. Eric Gershwin
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Medicine “B”Sheba Med. CenterTel-HashomerIsrael
  2. 2.Servei de Malalties AutoimmunesHospital ClinicBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Clinical ImmunologyUniversity of California at DavisDavisUSA

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From the reviews:

“The textbook by Shoenfeld, Cervera and Gershwin is a timely publication in this field. Together with a large group of experts, they have made up a comprehensive handbook, touching on more than 100 autoimmune diseases, both systematic and organ-specific. … A solid reference textbook on the shelve will be highly appreciated by the clinician. Also bench scientists will find this a clear and useful source of information.” (Filip De Keyser, Acta Clinica Belgica, Vol. 65 (2), 2010)