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Case Studies in Allergic Disorders

Hans Oettgen and Raif Geha, both at Harvard Medical School, USA Case Studies in Allergic Disorders is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in immunology, medical students, and resident physicians. It describes the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of commonly occurring allergic diseases and introduces the rationale for targeted treatment of allergy. Replicating the successful approach of Case Studies in Immunology, the book presents mechanisms of hypersensitivity through a selection of clinical cases that reinforce and extend the basic science. The cases are largely drawn from the records of Boston Children’s Hospital. Linking the discussion of pathogenesis to actual clinical presentation establishes important connections between the bench and bedside. The book can be used as either a stand-alone text or as a companion to Janeway’s Immunobiology and The Immune System.

CONTENTS 1. Acute Systemic Anaphylaxis 2. Allergic Asthma 3. Allergic Rhinitis 4. Allergic Diseases of the Eye 5. Atopic Dermatitis 6. Contact Sensitivity to Poison Ivy 7. Transfusion Reaction 8. Drug-induced Serum Sickness 9. Immune Dysregulation, Polyendocrinopathy, Enteropathy X-linked Disease (IPEX) 10. Hereditary Angioedema 11. Urticaria 12. Food Allergy 13. Eosinophilic Esophagitis 14. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis 15. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Occupational Lung Disease 16. Venom Hypersensitivity 17. Hypereosinophilic Syndrome 18. Churg-Strauss Syndrome 19. Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) 20. Mastocytosis

December 2012 • 176 pages • 100 illustrations 978-0-8153-4436-0 • £25.00


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Recently Published by Garland Science (December 2012) - Case Studies in Allergic Disorders by Hans Oettgen and Raif Geha