Autoimmune Reactions and the Immune system presents an overview of the immune system. For the first time a schema with all the elements of the immune system was possible due to all the evidence-based material meticulously gathered in centuries of medical science. This schema has been elaborated with a new perspective on the immune system, encompassing not only the fight against viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi, but as the system organizing the processing of the cells of the body. A perspective shifting from fighting to protection and ultimately to exchange between the human body and its surroundings. To enable this broad perspective a fourth pathway of complement activation was developed, the melatonin-pathway. Dr. Martine F. Delfos is a scientist active in a broad scientific area, combining different scientific fields, who also works as a practitioner.
In Autoimmune reactions and the immune system Juliette van Gijsel and Martine Delfos present a total view on autoimmune diseases. They are categorized in order of organs affected and concerned, with their anti-bodies and their triggers. As a result a complete view on autoimmune diseases develops. This database was established in a research project on autoimmunity. It enabled to develop new insights on immunity and autoimmunity. This book is part 7 in the Picowo series. Juliette van Gijsel is a physician with a special interest in autoimmunity. Dr. Martine Delfos is a bio- psychologist. She is a researcher, a therapist and a teacher. She is a model and theory developer in several fields, one of them is the immune system and autoimmunity. Martine Delfos is helping develop autism care in several countries and is visiting professor at the Universidad Central del Ecuador in Quito-Ecuador and also at the International University of Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Information on her work is to be found on: www.mdelfos.nl