The third edition of this acclaimed work offers investigators and clinicians a wealth of state-of-the-art information that will lead to novel approaches in thinking about liver physiology and liver diseases. Developed by a panel of prominent international authors, this edition summaries a range of important advances in our comprehending of the liver’s role as an immune organ and the functions of innate and adaptive immunity in the pathogenesis of all liver diseases. Certainly, the liver is a vitally important immune organ producing liver-derived products that can stimulate the innate and adaptive immune system to start, mediate, regulate, and resolve systemic inflammation.
A timely and precious update to the clinical literature, Liver Immunology: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition, (PDF) is once again a comprehensive work that will not only improve the understanding of liver diseases but also offer the kind of novel insights that greatly speeds up the evidence-based care of children and adults affected with these diseases. This volume is again a must-read for clinicians at all levels, for medical students, and for investigators.
The ebook begins with an analysis of the core concepts of immunology, including the definition of autoimmunity and its remarkable application to the liver, a tolerogenic organ. Subsequent chapters then examine the biological elements of liver diseases caused by epigenetics, genetics, and innate and adaptive immunity. Particular clinical presentations and aspects of liver diseases are also examined, like Hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and parasitic infections. Closing chapters then discuss liver diseases among particular populations, including pediatrics, those with comorbidities and preexisting conditions, pregnant women, and lastly patients with transplanted organs.
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