Emmet B. Keeffe
Keeffe E.; Liver Immunology. Ann Intern Med. 2003;138:612. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-138-7-200304010-00031
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;138(7):612.
Gershwin ME, Vierling JM, Manns MP, eds. 498 pages. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus; 2003. $65.00. ISBN 1560534990. Order phone 215-546-7293.
Field of medicine: Gastroenterology and hepatology.
Audience: Hepatologists; gastroenterologists with a major academic or practice focus in hepatology, including both general hepatology and transplant hepatology; and basic investigators in the area of hepatic immunobiology.
Purpose: To compile comprehensive information on the immunology of the liver, including immunobiology and immunopathology, role of immune responses in the pathogenesis of autoimmune chronic liver diseases, immunopathogenesis of viral hepatitis, and experimental and human liver transplantation.
Content: The book begins with basic immunologic terms and concepts; describes the immunobiology of the liver, including lymphoid repertoires in the healthy liver; and then systematically addresses miscellaneous topics in immunopathology, including immunopathogenesis of viral hepatitis, mechanisms of acute liver failure, genetics and clinical features of autoimmune liver diseases, and drug-induced immune-mediated liver disease. It ends with a thorough discussion of transplantation, including rejection, tolerance, chimerism, and autoimmunity.
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