The Encyclopedia of Allergies / Edition 2

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With more than 1,000 entries, Allergies A to Z provides invaluable and current information on every aspect of this condition. Recognizing that allergic reactions can often be prevented, diminished, or controlled, the authors provide accessible explanations of many complex topics. Coverage includes allergens, symptoms and treatments, inherited allergies, occupationally and environmentally induced allergies, asthma, statistics, food allergies, allergy researchers, AIDS and allergies, and antihistamines. Information new to this edition includes updated statistics on major North American pollen areas; available allergy tests; professional organizations, lay organizations, and support groups; and asthma camps.

Written by two experts in the field and organized in a ready reference format, this work serves as a comprehensive, clear, and up-to-date guide to every aspect of allergies. This volume also includes hundreds of entries on allergens such as pollen, animal dander, dust, foods, mold, and insect bites. Tables, Index. Bibliography.

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This is a true encyclopedia of allergies. Alphabetically arranged entries range in length from two- to three-sentence definitions (housefly bites, immunopathology) to two- to three-page essays (AIDS, asthma, immune system). Lipkowitz, an allergist, and Navarra, a registered nurse, provide information on the symptoms, treatment, and statistics for a broad spectrum of allergies: inherited, occupational and environmentally induced, asthma, pollens, pets, food, insect bites, dust, and molds. Enhanced by more than 25 tables and large, easy-to-read type, this volume also features appendixes (pollen locations by region, a list of allergy tests available today, allergy organizations) and plentiful cross references. Recommended as supplementary reference material; libraries that need a basic practical coping book would be better served by Allergies: Complete Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment and Daily Management (Consumer Reports, 1992).-Mary Prottsman, Medical Lib., Enterprise, Ala.
Written by an allergist and a registered nurse, this home medical reference includes over 1,000 entries on various aspects of allergies. A sampling of topics includes adverse drug reactions, immunodeficiency disease, dog allergy, cigarette smoke, tinnitis, and hypoallergenic pillows. The second edition also includes new information on topics such as alternative therapies, allergies to herbal supplements, solutions for latex allergies, and asthma camps for children. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816044047
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2015
  • Series: Facts on File Library of Health and Living
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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