Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, by Michael Hertl

By Michael Hertl

Univ. of Erlangen, Germany. Combines significant medical advances within the figuring out of autoimmunity with the scientific presentation and administration of issues of the surface. For clinicians and researchers. huge references, tables, figurative illustrations, and colour images are incorporated.

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38 Berthold Rzany and Niels Weller Fortunately now the focus or research is shifting to other possible risk factors. In a recent study from Pisa et al. (2002) reproductive factors were investigated. 8). This finding should encourage further research into this area. Bullous Pemphigoid Among the autoimmune bullous diseases, most epidemiological data is restricted to bullous pemphigoid (BP). Incidence/Prevalence BP is the most frequent autoimmune bullous disease in Europe. 6 newly diagnosed cases per one million per year for northwest Bavaria (Zillikens et al.

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