Allergy - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323032278


3rd Edition

Authors: Stephen Holgate Martin Church Fernando Martinez Lawrence Lichtenstein
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323032278
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 4th September 2006
Page Count: 468

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Highly Commended at 2012 BMA awards in Medicine Category.

This comprehensive, clinically oriented full-color resource offers you a wealth of detailed information on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of allergic diseases—from asthma to urticaria. Thoroughly updated to reflect today's knowledge, this 3rd Edition features all of the latest developments in allergy and immunology. Plus, a consistent, logical organization puts vital information at your fingertips.

Key Features

  • Features abundant algorithms that provide at-a-glance assistance in identifying the allergic conditions you encounter in practice.
  • Offers in-depth information in a chapter dedicated entirely to asthma.
  • Provides valuable treatment protocols that assist you in prescribing appropriate therapies and effectively managing patients' allergies.
  • Includes extensive references that point the way to the key works in the literature.

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



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About the Author

Stephen Holgate

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology, Southampton General Hospital School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Martin Church

Fernando Martinez

Affiliations and Expertise

Regents' Professor, Director, Arizona Respiratory Center, Director, BIO5 Institute, Swift-McNear Professor of Pediatrics, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, USA

Lawrence Lichtenstein

Affiliations and Expertise

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