Multiple Sclerosis: Immunology, Pathology and Pathophysiology (Hardback)Robert M. Herndon (author)
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It is now more than 160 years since the first clinical-pathological descriptions of cases of Multiple Sclerosis and more than 130 years since the classic clinical description and development of diagnostic criteria by Charcot, yet MS remains an enigma. After decades of intense effort to find the cause, no cause has been clearly identified and the disease remains poorly understood. Despite the introduction of immunomodulatory therapies and immunosuppressive regimens, MS remains a devastating disease. While a great deal of progress has been made, much remains to be done. Our understanding of the disease remains limited, treatments remain inadequate and comprehensive management all too rare.
This volume is an overview of the basic sciences as they relate to MS and will provide Clinicians and investigators a better understanding of the basic aspects of the disease. While it is possible to find excellent reviews of almost any aspect of MS, few attempts have been made to bring these very different aspects together in a single source. This volume is a companion to Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Rehabilitation, edited by Drs Jack S. Burks and Kenneth P. Johnson. Together, they represent an attempt to comprehensively cover the field of MS from basic research to comprehensive management and to provide a broad overview for those interested in understanding the disease better or in pursuing MS research.
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 17 mm