BMC Gastroenterology is calling for submissions to our Collection, Liver autoimmune disease.
Autoimmune liver diseases represent a significant challenge in the field of gastroenterology, impacting the health and well-being of countless individuals worldwide. From primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) to primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and overlap syndromes, these conditions often present complex diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. As our understanding of the immunological mechanisms behind these disorders deepens, so does the potential for novel diagnostic tools and targeted therapies.
Continuing to advance our collective understanding of liver autoimmune diseases is of significant importance for several reasons. Firstly, autoimmune liver diseases often present as chronic conditions, and their early detection and effective management are crucial for preventing progression to advanced stages, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Secondly, the interdisciplinary collaboration between gastroenterologists and immunologists has already yielded significant breakthroughs in the field. Such collaboration has led to the development of non-invasive biomarkers, like serological panels and imaging modalities, which have greatly enhanced early diagnosis and monitoring. Furthermore, recent therapeutic advancements, such as the use of immune modulators and biologics, have transformed the treatment landscape. By continuing this research, we may uncover novel immunological targets, more precise diagnostic tools, and personalized treatment strategies tailored to individual patient profiles. This has the potential to revolutionize the management of liver autoimmune diseases, offering hope for improved outcomes and a higher quality of life for affected individuals in the future.
This Collection will showcase research exploring liver autoimmune diseases, including but not limited to:
- Autoimmune hepatitis diagnosis
- Liver inflammation mechanisms
- Immune response in liver
- Genetic factors in liver autoimmunity
- Liver-specific autoantigens
- Immunotherapy for liver autoimmunity
- Liver biopsy in autoimmune diseases
- Liver fibrosis and cirrhosis
- Autoimmune liver disease symptoms
- Advances in liver autoimmunity research
This collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being
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