Introduction to autoimmune neurology

Sean J Pittock, Angela Vincent

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Abstract

Considering the diversity and numbers of targets expressed on the estimated 500 billion glia and slightly less numerous but more diverse neurons, if any channel, receptor or protein on such a cell can be the target of the immune system, we need only imagine the possibilities. As those before us looked to the heavens and ultimately walked on the moon, we need to recognize the potential implications of autoimmune neurology - a new subspecialty in neurology that has truly launched! Its importance cannot be overstated as many of the disorders now recognized as autoimmune are treatable and reversible, representing a shift from the traditional view held by many in the lay and medical community that neurologists diagnose but don't treat! In this introductory chapter we provide a brief over-view of how the field developed, tabulate the authors and contents of the individual topics covered in each chapter, and describe some of the on-going challenges of the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAutoimmune Neurology, 2016
PublisherElsevier
Pages3-14
Number of pages12
Volume133
ISBN (Print)9780444634320
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume133
ISSN (Print)00729752
ISSN (Electronic)22124152

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Neurology
Neuroglia
Immune System
Neurons
Proteins
Neurologists

Keywords

  • Autoantibodies
  • Autoimmune Neurology
  • Cancer
  • Paraneoplastic
  • T-Cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Pittock, S. J., & Vincent, A. (2016). Introduction to autoimmune neurology. In Autoimmune Neurology, 2016 (Vol. 133, pp. 3-14). (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 133). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63432-0.00001-3

Introduction to autoimmune neurology. / Pittock, Sean J; Vincent, Angela.

Autoimmune Neurology, 2016. Vol. 133 Elsevier, 2016. p. 3-14 (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 133).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pittock, SJ & Vincent, A 2016, Introduction to autoimmune neurology. in Autoimmune Neurology, 2016. vol. 133, Handbook of Clinical Neurology, vol. 133, Elsevier, pp. 3-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63432-0.00001-3
Pittock SJ, Vincent A. Introduction to autoimmune neurology. In Autoimmune Neurology, 2016. Vol. 133. Elsevier. 2016. p. 3-14. (Handbook of Clinical Neurology). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63432-0.00001-3
Pittock, Sean J ; Vincent, Angela. / Introduction to autoimmune neurology. Autoimmune Neurology, 2016. Vol. 133 Elsevier, 2016. pp. 3-14 (Handbook of Clinical Neurology).
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