Immunology in Clinical Medicine

Immunology in Clinical Medicine

3rd Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Author: J. L. Turk
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183039

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Immunology in Clinical Medicine is an introduction to immunology in clinical medicine, with emphasis on immunological concepts underlying disease processes. The effect of drugs known to suppress immunological processes are considered especially in relation to whether they operate by really suppressing immunological processes or whether they have other actions. Comprised of 17 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the nature of the immune response, followed by a discussion on reactionS in the tissues mediated by humoral antibodies. The reader is then introduced to reactions in the tissues caused by the cell-mediated immune response; immunological processes in infective diseases; and the concept of autoimmunity and its relation to disease. Subsequent chapters focus on the immunology of diseases such as cancer, skin diseases, connective tissue diseases, and diseases of the intestinal tract, respiratory tract, liver, and amyloidosis. The final chapter is devoted to the role of the clinical immunologist in patient care and therapy. This monograph is intended for students and practitioners of clinical medicine.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Chapter I The Nature of the Immune Response

    Chapter II Reactions in the Tissues Mediated by Humoral Antibodies

    Chapter III Reactions in the Tissues Caused by the Cell-Mediated Immune Response

    Chapter IV Immunological Processes in Infective Diseases

    Chapter V Immunological Deficiency Diseases-Abnormalities in Immunoglobulin Synthesis

    Chapter VI The Concept of Autoimmunity and its Relation to Disease

    Chapter VII Immunosuppressive Agents

    Chapter VIII Transplantation of Tissues and Organs

    Chapter IX Connective Tissue Diseases

    Chapter X Immunological Processes in Diseases of the Kidney

    Chapter XI Skin Diseases

    Chapter XII Related Organ-Specific Immunological Diseases-Thyroid, Adrenals, Parathyroids and Stomach

    Chapter XIII Diseases of the Intestinal Tract, Respiratory Tract, Liver, and Amyloidosis

    Chapter XIV Haemolytic Diseases and Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    Chapter XV Immunological Processes Affecting the Eye and Nervous System

    Chapter XVI The Immunology of Cancer

    Chapter XVII The Role of the Clinical Immunologist


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  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183039

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