Endocrine Autoimmunity and Associated Conditions

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Autoimmunity is the most common cause of endocrine disorders. This volume provides an up-to-date summary of advances in this field. In addition, it describes developments in our understanding of conditions such as vitiligo and pernicious anaemia which are frequently associated with autoimmune endocrinopathies. There is a detailed review of animal models of endocrine disease which have contributed greatly to current knowledge. Furthermore, the aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment of the clinical disorders are discussed in depth. The book should be of interest to anyone working in the areas of endocrinology and immunology.