Inflammatory Diseases of Blood Vessels

1st Edition

Gary S. Hoffman, Cornelia M. Weyand

CRC Press
Published September 27, 2001
Reference - 840 Pages
ISBN 9780824702694 - CAT# DK1561

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This comprehensive reference emphasizes the dynamic events that occur in the maintenance and repair of blood vessels in health and abnormalities that may result from dysregulation of inflammatory and immune responses in disease. The editors have assembled authors and topics that bring new concepts about cell and molecular biology to the clinician to provide a better understanding of pathogenesis, the diagnostic process, and treatment. Recent insights into pathogenesis have dramatically influenced development of new therapies that target disease pathways.

Inflammatory Diseases of Blood Vessels discusses
  • organ selectivity in varying forms of vascular disease
  • mechanisms of arterial tissue injury
  • functions of the extracellular matrix
  • cytokine expression in vasculitic disorders
  • diagnostic approaches to 1° and 2° vasculitis
  • conventional therapies
  • new targets for immunotherapy
  • and more!
    With contributions by 90 leading worldwide authorities in the field and providing over 4700 valuable references, drawings, photographs, micrographs, and tables, Inflammatory Diseases of Blood Vessels is an authoritative and essential resource for rheumatologists, pathologists, cardiologists, immunologists, allergists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, and trainees in these disciplines.
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