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Neuroendocrine Immunology in Rheumatic Diseases

Edited by Edited by Maurizio Cutolo (Laboratory and Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa School of Medicine, Genoa, Italy), Johannes W. J. Bijlsma (Dept of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Hospital Utrech, Utrecht, the Netherlands), Rainer H. Straub (Universitätsklinikum Regensburg - Innere Medizin I, Regensburg, Germany), and Alfonse T. Masi (Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL)
Neuroendocrine Immunology in Rheumatic Diseases

Published: April 2010

Volume 1193

Neuroimmunoendocrine aspects of rheumatic diseases are presented in this Annals issue.
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Neuroimmunoendocrine aspects of rheumatic diseases are presented in this volume, and new approaches to diagnosis and therapeutic intervention are suggested. Topics covered in this volume include the following: history of neuroendocrine immune research, the role of sex hormones, glucocorticoids, circadian rhythms, biologics and hormonal axes, from acute to chronic disease, and the vascular – neuroendocrine immune connection.