Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Atsushi Takahashi, Hiromasa Ohira
    Pages 1-22
  3. Kazumichi Abe, Hiromasa Ohira
    Pages 23-33
  4. Ken Okai, Kazumichi Abe, Atsushi Takahashi, Hiromasa Ohira
    Pages 35-49
  5. Rei Suzuki, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
    Pages 51-64
  6. Tadayuki Takagi, Hiromasa Ohira
    Pages 65-82
  7. Tatsuo Fujiwara, Kyoko Katakura, Hiromasa Ohira
    Pages 97-121
  8. Shuzo Sato, Kiyoshi Migita
    Pages 137-153
  9. Tomoyuki Asano, Shuzo Sato, Kiyoshi Migita
    Pages 155-168
  10. Mitsuru Sugimoto, Erina Suzuki, Kazuhiro Tasaki, Yuko Hashimoto, Hiromasa Ohira
    Pages 169-190
  11. Kyoko Katakura, Kiyoshi Migita, Hiromasa Ohira
    Pages 191-197

About this book


This book presents research outcomes, providing a big picture of rheumatic diseases as systemic conditions, and exploring the correlation between liver dysfunction and gastrointestinal lesions. Each chapter presents the association between major rheumatic diseases and hepato-gastrointestinal lesions, including liver and gastrointestinal involvement in lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, Bechet’s disease, and IgG4-related disease. The chapters on PBC-CREST syndrome and immunosuppressive agents broaden readers understanding and enable them to view the diseases from a systematic perspective. Although the disease is rare, it has attracted considerable attention as an intractable disease, and despite the severity of the symptoms, little has been written on the topic. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this comprehensive volume thoroughly prepares readers for research in the field of systemic diseases.

Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Manifestations of Rheumatic Diseases is a valuable resource not only for hepatologists and rheumatologists, but also clinical residents and medical students.


Intractable Disease Systemic Disease Lupus Erythemat Rheumatoid Arthritis Polymyositis Dermatomyositis Scleroderma Sjogren's Syndrome Vasculitis syndrome Esophageal Dysmotility Ischemic Enteritis Protein-losing Enteropathy Amyloidosis Liver Dysfunction Cytomegalovirus Enteritis Still's Disease Drug-Induced Liver Injury CREST Syndrome

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiromasa Ohira
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Migita
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyFukushima Medical University School of MedicineFukushimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyFukushima Medical University School of MedicineFukushimaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6523-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6524-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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