Infection and autoimmunity

Yehuda Shoenfeld, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Noel R. Rose

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Autoimmune diseases are conditions where the immune system attacks the body organs instead of foreign invaders. This book deals with the various mechanisms by which infectious agents can trigger autoimmunity such as molecular mimicry and polyclonal activation. An overview is given with regard to bacteria, viruses, and parasites associated with autoimmunity, and a summary is given on classical autoimmune diseases and the infecting agents that can induce them.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages1040
ISBN (Print)9780444632692
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


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