Manual of Allergy and Immunology: Diagnosis and Therapy / Edition 4

Manual of Allergy and Immunology: Diagnosis and Therapy / Edition 4

by Jonathan Corren, Thomas B. Casale
     
 

ISBN-10: 078173052X

ISBN-13: 9780781730525

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Completely revised and updated for its Fourth Edition, this Spiral(R) Manual is a quick-reference guide to the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and immunologic disorders in children and adults. Coverage includes allergic and immunologic disorders of each organ system; anaphylaxis; insect, drug, and food allergies; rheumatic diseases; immunohematology;

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Overview

Completely revised and updated for its Fourth Edition, this Spiral(R) Manual is a quick-reference guide to the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and immunologic disorders in children and adults. Coverage includes allergic and immunologic disorders of each organ system; anaphylaxis; insect, drug, and food allergies; rheumatic diseases; immunohematology; transplantation immunology; primary immunodeficiency diseases; HIV disease and related opportunistic infections; immunologic diagnostic techniques; and immunization and immunoprophylaxis.

The book is written in an easy-to-scan outline format, with numerous tables. Fourteen appendices provide rapid access to essential information, including normal laboratory values, allergy elimination diets, and manufacturers of allergenic extracts and environmental control products.

A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781730525
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known as the Spiral Manual Series)
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Preface
1Introduction to the Immune System1
2Immediate Hypersensitivity: Approach to Diagnosis24
3Aeroallergens and Environmental Factors44
4Rhinitis, Nasal Polyps, Sinusitis, and Otitis Media56
5Allergic and Immunologic Disorders of the Eye75
6Asthma93
7Immunologic Diseases of the Lung138
8Atopic Dermatitis and Contact Dermatitis165
9Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema: Background, Evaluation, and Treatment187
10Anaphylaxis199
11Insect Allergy208
12Drug Allergy219
13Food Allergy242
14Rheumatic Diseases256
15Immunohematology337
16Transplantation Immunology: Histocompatibility374
17Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases397
18Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease and Related Opportunistic Infections418
19Diagnostic Immunology441
20Immunization and Immunoprophylaxis457
App. IANomogram for Estimation of Body Surface Area483
App. IBNomogram for Predicting the Optimum Tidal Volume from the Breathing Frequency, Body Weight, and Sex of the Patient484
App. IISkin Testing Methods485
App. IIIAExamination of Nasal Secretions487
App. IIIBExamination of Nasal or Conjunctival Epithelium Specimens488
App. IVNormative Total Serum Immunoglobulin E Levels as Determined by a Noncompetitive Solid-Phase Immunoassay491
App. VLevels of Immunoglobulins in Sera of Normal Subjects by Age492
App. VIAImportant Pollens and Molds in the United States and Canada: Principal Pollens, by Region493
App. VIBImportant Pollens and Molds in the United States and Canada: Incidence of Individual Molds in the United States508
App. VIINormal Pulmonary Values510
App. VIIIOxygen Values515
App. IXGrowth Charts516
App. XGluten-Free Diet523
App. XIAntibodies Reactive to Human Tissue Used in Medical Diagnosis527
App. XIIManufacturers of Allergenic Extracts for Diagnosis and Treatment528
App. XIIICommercial Sources for Environmental Control Products529
App. XIVProfessional and Nonprofessional Organizations for Resource Information and Educational Programs530
Subject Index531

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