Manual of Allergy and Immunology

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The fifth edition of the Manual of Allergy and Immunology is designed to serve health care professionals in the diagnosis and management of allergic and other immunological disorders. The manual presents the basic and essential material and provides specific information to assist in clinical decision-making and treatment planning.
 
The specialist will find this manual a convenient reference handbook, while the generalist will be able to ...

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Overview

The fifth edition of the Manual of Allergy and Immunology is designed to serve health care professionals in the diagnosis and management of allergic and other immunological disorders. The manual presents the basic and essential material and provides specific information to assist in clinical decision-making and treatment planning.
 
The specialist will find this manual a convenient reference handbook, while the generalist will be able to use the Manual as a helpful guide in formulating a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients suspected of having an allergic or immunologic disorder. Students, house officers, and other health care professionals will find the Manual a useful guide to the clinical practice of allergy and immunology.
New for this edition:

·         Additional tables provide extensive data for basic and clinical understanding
 
·         Increased use of algorithms to help provide quick diagnosis
 
·         References include both published literature and authoritative Internet resources for more extensive discussion of each subject
 
·         Therapeutic recommendations are consistent with current evidence-based guidelines to provide the latest information
 
·         Uses the familiar Lippincott Manual outline format to organize information and save time in looking up information

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.

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This handbook reviews current information helpful for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of allergies and immune disorders. Topics of the 20 chapters include asthma, disorders of the eye, diseases of the lung, anaphlaxism, insect allergies, drug allergies, rheumatic diseases, transplantation immunology, and immunization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451120516
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/29/2012
  • Edition description: Fifth
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 1,009,540
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Preface
1 Introduction to the Immune System 1
2 Immediate Hypersensitivity: Approach to Diagnosis 24
3 Aeroallergens and Environmental Factors 44
4 Rhinitis, Nasal Polyps, Sinusitis, and Otitis Media 56
5 Allergic and Immunologic Disorders of the Eye 75
6 Asthma 93
7 Immunologic Diseases of the Lung 138
8 Atopic Dermatitis and Contact Dermatitis 165
9 Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema: Background, Evaluation, and Treatment 187
10 Anaphylaxis 199
11 Insect Allergy 208
12 Drug Allergy 219
13 Food Allergy 242
14 Rheumatic Diseases 256
15 Immunohematology 337
16 Transplantation Immunology: Histocompatibility 374
17 Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases 397
18 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease and Related Opportunistic Infections 418
19 Diagnostic Immunology 441
20 Immunization and Immunoprophylaxis 457
App. IA Nomogram for Estimation of Body Surface Area 483
App. IB Nomogram for Predicting the Optimum Tidal Volume from the Breathing Frequency, Body Weight, and Sex of the Patient 484
App. II Skin Testing Methods 485
App. IIIA Examination of Nasal Secretions 487
App. IIIB Examination of Nasal or Conjunctival Epithelium Specimens 488
App. IV Normative Total Serum Immunoglobulin E Levels as Determined by a Noncompetitive Solid-Phase Immunoassay 491
App. V Levels of Immunoglobulins in Sera of Normal Subjects by Age 492
App. VIA Important Pollens and Molds in the United States and Canada: Principal Pollens, by Region 493
App. VIB Important Pollens and Molds in the United States and Canada: Incidence of Individual Molds in the United States 508
App. VII Normal Pulmonary Values 510
App. VIII Oxygen Values 515
App. IX Growth Charts 516
App. X Gluten-Free Diet 523
App. XI Antibodies Reactive to Human Tissue Used in Medical Diagnosis 527
App. XII Manufacturers of Allergenic Extracts for Diagnosis and Treatment 528
App. XIII Commercial Sources for Environmental Control Products 529
App. XIV Professional and Nonprofessional Organizations for Resource Information and Educational Programs 530
Subject Index 531
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