About the Book
Autoimmunity, COVID-19, Post-COVID-19 Syndrome and COVID-19 Vaccination covers all aspects of what is perhaps the most dramatic health crisis in the history of modern medicine. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) raised major concerns about the association between the virus and various autoimmune manifestations. Over 15 distinct autoantibodies and above 10 different autoimmune diseases were found to develop in COVID-19 patients. Moreover, evidence about recovered COVID-19 patients demonstrates that persistent systemic symptoms, which are believed to have an autoimmune-related mechanism, do exist.
As it is of great importance to recognize those autoimmune manifestations of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 syndrome to properly cope with their outcomes in the ongoing pandemic and the long-term post-pandemic period, this book fulfills a vital need in the medical community.
About the Editors
Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel; Emeritus Professor, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld is the founder and a researcher in the Center for Autoimmune Diseases (present), he was the incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases in Tel Aviv University (since 2002–Present), he is an Emeritus Professor of the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, and teaches medical studies and MSc and PhD students (since 1985). Prof. Shoenfeld has edited a series of textbooks entailing “The Mosaic of Autoimmunity,” “Autoantibodies,” “Infection and Autoimmunity,” and “Diagnostic Criteria of Autoimmune Diseases” (Elsevier Pub.). He has served on 36 editorial boards and is the organizer of more than 25 international congresses on autoimmunity. He is the author of >2200 peer-reviewed papers reported in the field of autoimmunity and internal medicine. More than 130,000 citations.
Researcher, Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat-Gan, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Arad Dotan has a Bachelor of Medical Sciences from Ben Gurion University Medical School and Master of Public Health (MPH) from Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Currently, he is a Researcher under the instruction of Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld at Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-HaShomer.