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
    7. Julia U. Holle, Elena Csernok, Wolfgang L. Gross
      Pages 99-102
    8. Philippe Guilpain, Loic Guillevin
      Pages 103-106
    9. Michael Ehrenfeld, Raphael Adar
      Pages 107-111
    10. Gerard Espinosa
      Pages 113-116
    11. Manuel Francisco Ugarte, Ricard Cervera
      Pages 117-120
    12. Thomas Hellmark, Mårten Segelmark
      Pages 121-124
    13. Jordi Anton, Rosa Bou
      Pages 125-128
    14. Aharon Kessel, Elias Toubi
      Pages 129-132
    15. Margalit Lorber
      Pages 133-136
    16. Suk Seo, Natalie Julia Török
      Pages 137-140
    17. Shimon Pollack
      Pages 141-145
  4. Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Georgina Espígol, Josep M. Grau
      Pages 149-151
    3. Andrea Doria, Chiara Briani, Anna Ghirardello, Sandra Zampieri, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Riccardo Rondinone
      Pages 153-158
    4. Richard D. Sontheimer, Pedram Gerami, Hobart W. Walling
      Pages 159-163
    5. Josep M. Grau, Albert Selva-O’Callaghan
      Pages 165-168
    6. Ira N. Targoff
      Pages 169-174
    7. Sergio Prieto, Josep M. Grau
      Pages 175-177
    8. Albert Selva-O’ Callaghan, Josep M. Grau
      Pages 179-182
    9. Albert Selva-O’ Callaghan, Josep M. Grau
      Pages 183-186
  5. Other Immune-Mediated Systemic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Juan Mañá
      Pages 189-194
    3. Michael Ehrenfeld
      Pages 195-200
    4. Shai Padeh, Yackov Berkun
      Pages 201-207
    5. Arnson Yoav, Dvorish Zamir, Amital Daniela, Amital Howard
      Pages 209-214
  6. Endocrine and Reproductive Autoimmune Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Roberto Rocchi, Noel R. Rose, Patrizio Caturegli
      Pages 217-220
    3. Luis J. Jara, Olga Vera-Lastra, Gabriela Medina
      Pages 221-225
    4. Yemil Atisha-Fregoso, Mario Garcia-Carrasco
      Pages 227-229
    5. Francesca Menconi, Yael L. Oppenheim, Yaron Tomer
      Pages 231-235

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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