Autoimmune diseases are conditions where the immune system attacks the body organs instead of foreign invaders this book deals with the various mechanisms by which infectious agents can trigger autoimmunity such as molecular mimicry and polyclonal activation. Book o 2nd edition o 2015 edited by yehuda shoenfeld nancy agmon levin and noel r rose the healthy oral microbiome is second in diversity only to the gut and is dominated by bacterial agents that can contribute to autoimmunity as is the case in rheumatoid arthritis the multifaceted interactions between infections and . Being the only book directed specifically at the interactions between infectious agents and autoimmunity infection and autoimmunity second edition is a must read for clinicians clinical investigators pathologists medical students and graduate students in the biomedical sciences as well as research scientists in such fields as immunology . Infection and autoimmunity second edition edited by yehuda shoenfeld zabludowicz center for autoimmune diseases sheba medical center tel hashomer affiliated with sackler faculty of medicine tel aviv university and laura schwarz kip chair for research of autoimmune diseases sackler faculty of medicine tel aviv university ramat aviv israel. Infection and autoimmunity second edition 2015 pages 519 534 chapter 30 infection and autoimmunity in antibiotic refractory lyme arthritis author links open overlay panel allen c steere klemen strle elise e drouin for ecgf to have pathogenic relevance as an autoantigen in antibiotic refractory lyme arthritis one would predict
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