The book "The digestive system in systemic autoimmune diseases" represents the state-of-the-art in the field of digestive disorders in the most common systemic autoimmune diseases. The volume consists of an introductory chapter on imaging techniques in digestive diseases, followed by eight chapters on digestive manifestations in specific systemic autoimmune diseases. The final five chapters deal with digestive diseases with an autoimmune pathogenesis and systemic manifestations. International in scope, the table of contents reads like a Who's who in clinical research on systemic autoimmune diseases. More than 20 contributors from the European Union, the United States, Mexico and South Africa share their knowledge in this detailed volume. *One book of leading international clinical and scientific experts on autoimmune and digestive diseases. *A practical guide to the identification, diagnosis and treatment of digestive involvement in patients with autoimmune diseases that will be useful for all medical specialties. *Several diseases and conditions not included in other text books are included, some of which are of recent emergence.*
Each chapter is designed to serve as a "Guide to Clinical Practice" for each disease.
Dr. Manuel Ramos-Casals (MD, PhD) is Specialist Physician in the Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Unit (Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain). Dr Ramos-Casals is a clinically trained internist and researcher, with a special interest in Sjoegren's syndrome, cryoglobulinemia and HCV-related autoimmunity. He has developed several clinical and basic research projects on primary SS and is trained in research methodology and experimental models of autoimmunity. He has published in the last 3 years various publications in the best journals in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine (see above). Dr. Ramos-Casals is Assistant Professor in Immunology Diseases, in the Department of Medicine of the University of Barcelona.