This new, third edition of the definitive and highly-regarded textbook provides a comprehensive review of vasculitis, a fascinating array of life-threatening and minor conditions caused by inflammatory syndromes and diseases that affect the blood vessels. The text uniquely brings together concepts from both the biological and clinical aspects of vasculitis. Research in clinical immunology now invigorates the entire area of vasculitis, and shapes a rationalapproach to pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, which is the substance of this text. Over 40 chapters cover known vasculitis conditions, and are illustrated with over 200 full-colour photographs of clinical and pathologic findings, diagrams, and tables. Separate sections are devoted to basic science, clinical manifestations commonly seen in vasculitis, imaging and percutaneous interventions, individual diseases and syndromes, as well as conditions which can mimic vasculitis. The authors bring their unique experiences with vasculitic conditions. Many of the conditions are rare, and it is the exceptional clinician who has much experience with more than a few of these; thus, drawing upon authors from all over the world has enabled the editors to provide informed discussions of all of them. Now in the Oxford Textbooks in Rheumatology series, this new edition of Vasculitis is published with a concurrent online version, which features access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, allows full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPoint. This volume is the definitive reference for rheumatologists, clinical immunologists, and general internists, and will also be of interest to dermatologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, nephrologists, neurologists, pathologists, vascular surgeons, and pediatricians.... they offer only a general reference point for understanding the initiation points for the complex processes of inflammation that ensue; as knowledge ... For example, the recently described entity now designated IgG4-related ... Table 3.1 Gell and Coombs classification of hypersensitivity reactions Type I: Anaphylactic Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis Acute urticaria ... The nature of this transferable a#39; reaginica#39; hypersensitivity remained undefined for another 50 years until the discovery of IgE byanbsp;...
|Title||:||Oxford Textbook of Vasculitis|
|Author||:||Gene V. Ball, Barri J. Fessler, S. Louis Bridges|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2014-02-20|