Chapter 28. Autoimmune Disorders

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Elmar Jaeckel and
  2. Michael P Manns

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch28

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Jaeckel, E. and Manns, M. P. (2005) Autoimmune Disorders, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131



  • autoimmune disorders;
  • chronic viral infections;
  • viral-induced autoimmunity;
  • antigen-specific autoimmunity;
  • thyroid-specific antibodies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mechanisms of viral-induced autoimmunity (Table 28.2)

  • HCV-specifiC factors predisposing to autoimmunity (Table 28.3)

  • Antigen-specific autoimmunity

  • Antigen non-specifiC autoimmunity

  • Conclusion