Immunology in Clinical Medicine - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780433328520, 9781483183039

Immunology in Clinical Medicine

3rd Edition

Authors: J. L. Turk
eBook ISBN: 9781483183039
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 280
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Description

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

Preface

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

Index

Details

No. of pages:
280
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1972
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483183039

About the Author

J. L. Turk

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