AIDS Allergy and Rheumatology / Edition 1

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Overview

Leading clinical experts survey the latest information available on the key rheumatic and allergic issues that physicians face in treating the HIV-infected patient. The physicians focus on the rheumatologic and dermatologic manifestations of HIV-1 infection, which include arthritis, myopathies, vasculitis, sicca syndrome, other autoimmune phenomena, and psoriasis. They also examine the question of allergic reactions in HIV patients, including drug hypersensitivity, with special attention given to adverse reactions to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, the most frequently prescribed anti-infective. Practical advice for the diagnosis and treatment of these problems is given in full.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: John A. Robinson, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This monograph is yet another attempt to carve out an HIV/AIDS niche.
Purpose: Although the title suggests the thrust of the monograph will be devoted to allergy and rheumatology, a significant portion is devoted to the skin disease psoriasis and a simplified overview of somewhat outdated HIV immunology. Curiously, there is also a short chapter on the already well described HIV-linked adverse reaction to trimethoprim-sulfa methoxazole.
Audience: The intended audience would appear to be students, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and allergists.
Features: The book gets off to a poor start with both the preface and the introduction not only beginning with the same two sentences but also repeating the oft-stated, but never documented HIV "silver lining" theorem that this virus has greatly expanded our understanding of the immune system. Redundant discussions of the Reiter's disease and psoriaitic arthritis in both the psoriasis and the rheumatology chapters escaped editorial pruning.
Assessment: All of the chapters are written as literature reviews and in catalog format. All the topics have been addressed in greater detail in more comprehensive HIV texts. The chapter on rheumatologic manifestations might suffice as a review for medical students and residents, but the book in general cannot be recommended.
From The Critics
Reviewer: John A. Robinson, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This monograph is yet another attempt to carve out an HIV/AIDS niche.
Purpose: Although the title suggests the thrust of the monograph will be devoted to allergy and rheumatology, a significant portion is devoted to the skin disease psoriasis and a simplified overview of somewhat outdated HIV immunology. Curiously, there is also a short chapter on the already well described HIV-linked adverse reaction to trimethoprim-sulfa methoxazole.
Audience: The intended audience would appear to be students, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and allergists.
Features: The book gets off to a poor start with both the preface and the introduction not only beginning with the same two sentences but also repeating the oft-stated, but never documented HIV "silver lining" theorem that this virus has greatly expanded our understanding of the immune system. Redundant discussions of the Reiter's disease and psoriaitic arthritis in both the psoriasis and the rheumatology chapters escaped editorial pruning.
Assessment: All of the chapters are written as literature reviews and in catalog format. All the topics have been addressed in greater detail in more comprehensive HIV texts. The chapter on rheumatologic manifestations might suffice as a review for medical students and residents, but the book in general cannot be recommended.
John A. Robinson
This monograph is yet another attempt to carve out an HIV/AIDS niche. Although the title suggests the thrust of the monograph will be devoted to allergy and rheumatology, a significant portion is devoted to the skin disease psoriasis and a simplified overview of somewhat outdated HIV immunology. Curiously, there is also a short chapter on the already well described HIV-linked adverse reaction to trimethoprim-sulfa methoxazole. The intended audience would appear to be students, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and allergists. The book gets off to a poor start with both the preface and the introduction not only beginning with the same two sentences but also repeating the oft-stated, but never documented HIV "silver lining" theorem that this virus has greatly expanded our understanding of the immune system. Redundant discussions of the Reiter's disease and psoriaitic arthritis in both the psoriasis and the rheumatology chapters escaped editorial pruning. All of the chapters are written as literature reviews and in catalog format. All the topics have been addressed in greater detail in more comprehensive HIV texts. The chapter on rheumatologic manifestations might suffice as a review for medical students and residents, but the book in general cannot be recommended.
Booknews
Surveys the latest information on the key allergic and rheumatic issues physicians face in treating the HIV-infected patient. Focus is on rheumatologic and dermatologic manifestations of HIV-1 infection, which include arthritis, myopathies, vasculitis, sicca syndrome, other autoimmune phenomena, and psoriasis. Examines the questions of allergic reactions in HIV patients, including drug hypersensitivity, with special attention given to adverse reactions to commonly prescribed anti-infectives, and offers practical advice for diagnosis and treatment of problems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896035027
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/20/1997
  • Series: Allergy and Immunology Series , #3
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 0.31 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Nancy E. Lane. T-Cells and Macrophages in HIV Disease, Michael S. McGrath. B-Lymphocytes and Autoantibody Profiles in HIV Disease, Valerie L. Ng. Rheumatologic Manifestations of HIV Infections, Brian R. Kaye. HIV and Psoriasis, Joanna Badge, Timothy G. Berger, Charles Gambla, and John Y. Koo. Allergic Manifestations in AIDS, Pedro C. Avila and Jeffrey L. Kishiyama. Adverse Reactions to Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole, Belle L. Lee. Index.

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