Immunosuppression, Lupus Nephritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Organ Transplantation

  • Stanley E. Order
  • Sarah S. Donaldson
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

The current use of Total Lymphoid Irradiation (TLI) as immunosuppressive therapy for non-malignant diseases is experimental and has been utilized (1) in preparation for allogeneic organ transplantation (i.e., kidney, pancreas, etc.; 26% of radiation oncologists in the national survey would not treat), (2) in the treatment of autoimmune diseases (i.e., rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc.; 94% of radiation oncologists in the national survey would not treat), and (3) in the treatment of neurological disorders considered to have an immune-mediated pathogenesis (i.e., multiple sclerosis, chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy, etc.; 93% of radiation oncologists in our national survey would not treat).

Keywords

Amphotericin Staphylococcus Methyl Prednisolone Thyrotoxicosis Glomerulonephritis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley E. Order
    • 1
  • Sarah S. Donaldson
    • 2
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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