Table of Contents

Section 1: Clinical Section

1. Principles of allergy diagnosis

2. Asthma

3. Extrinsic allergic alveolitis

4. Rhinitis

5. Conjunctivitis

6. Urticaria

7. Atopic dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis

8. Gastrointestinal allergy

9. Occupational allergy

10. Drug allergy

11. Anaphylaxis

12. Immunotherapy

13. Paediatric allergy


Section 2: Basic Mechanisms Section

14. The genetic basis of allergic disease

15. Early life origins of allergy and asthma

16. Epidemiology of allergic disease

17. Allergens and pollutants

18. IgE structure, receptors and signalling

19. Antigen presentation and IgE synthesis

20. Cytokines, chemokines and adhesion proteins

21. Effector cells of allergy

22. Cellular and mediator mechanisms of the early-phase response

23. Cellular and mediator mechanisms of the allergic inflammation

24. Drugs for the treatment of allergic disease


Index

Details

No. of pages:
468
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323032278

About the author

Lawrence Lichtenstein

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, Baltimore, MD