Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of vaccines and vaccine usage, allergies and allergic diseases, and autoimmunity and immunodeficiencies, prepare you for the multiple immunologic issues you will encounter in practice.
  • A wealth of clinical examples clearly illustrate key concepts and offer practical strategies for diagnosing and treating immunologic disorders in the clinical setting.
  • More than 500 full-color diagrams and illustrations visually demonstrate and clarify complex issues.

Table of Contents

  1. The Defense of the Body
  2. Innate Immunity: The Recognition of Invaders
  3. Innate Immunity: Proinflammatory and Antimicrobial Mediators
  4. Innate Immunity: Neutrophils and Phagocytosis
  5. Innate Immunity: Macrophages and Recovery from Inflammation
  6. Systemic Responses to Inflammation
  7. Innate Immunity: The Complement System
  8. Cell Signaling: Cytokines and Their Receptors
  9. Antigens: Triggers of Adaptive Immunity
  10. Dendritic Cells and Antigen Processing
  11. The Major Histocompatibility Complex
  12. Organs of the Immune System
  13. Lymphocytes
  14. Helper T Cells and Their Response to Antigen
  15. B Cells and Their Response to Antigen
  16. Antibodies: Soluble Antigen Receptors
  17. How Antigen-Binding Receptors are made
  18. T-Cell Function and the Destruction of Cell-Associated Invaders
  19. The Third Lymphocyte Population: Natural Killer Cells
  20. Regulation of Adaptive Immunity
  21. Immunity in the Fetus and Newborn
  22. Immunity at Body Surfaces
  23. Vaccines and Their Production
  24. The Use of Vaccines
  25. Immunity to Bacteria and Fungi
  26. Immunity to Viruses
  27. Immunity to Parasites
  28. Type I Hypersensitivity
  29. Red Cell Antigens and Type II Hypersensitivity
  30. Immune Complexes and Type III Hypersensitivity
  31. Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed Hypersensitivity
  32. Organ Graft Rejection
  33. Resistance to Tumors


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