Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice

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This new book provides all of the state-of-the-art information needed to diagnose, manage, and treat virtually any type of allergy seen in children. With editors and contributors who rank among the world's most noted authorities in pediatrics and allergy, this text offers definitive, practical coverage of today's best knowledge in the field. It is certain to become the standard clinical reference on this vital and challenging subject.

• Presents clinical approaches for a full range of pediatric immunologic diseases, as well as descriptions of the latest immune-directed therapies and immunizations.
• Offers detailed guidelines for the diagnosis and management of upper airway allergies · asthma · food allergies · allergic skin and eye diseases · and drug allergies and anaphylaxis.
• Discusses each allergy syndrome's differential diagnoses · key concepts · evaluation · environmental triggers · and emerging and established treatments and therapeutic principles.
• Provides just enough basic science background to help readers understand the clinical recommendations.
• Features abundant two-color figures illustrating complex principles—plus an insert containing full-color photographs that capture delicate visual nuances such as cutaneous manifestations.

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Reviewer: Brandon Dorion, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation Metairie)
Description: This new book brings readers up-to-date with the forever expanding field of allergy/immunology. It is unusually current with present-day concerns (for example, inner city asthma — the hygiene hypothesis). In addition, it gives pediatricians practical advice on common and often misunderstood problems, such as food allergy and the child with recurrent infections. The highlighted key concepts boxes in each chapter are especially helpful.
Purpose: In a well organized manner, the book meets the author's goal of giving the reader the latest understanding of mechanisms of action of allergic disease as it affects the skin, GI tract, and respiratory system in particular as well as current treatment of the pediatric patient with atopy. Other books on pediatric allergy lack the detail provided here on treatment approaches especially for immunodeficiency, food allergy, atopic dermatitis, and drug allergy.
Audience: This book is targeted to clinicians taking care of children. It will also prove invaluable to the pediatric allergist. Dr. Leung brings his award-winning skills as editor of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology to this book as he synthesizes interesting and well written chapters from many foremost authors in their subspecialty fields.
Features: Perhaps most noteworthy is the thoroughness with which asthma is covered in a dozen chapters including inner city asthma, infants and asthma, and athletes with asthma. Food allergy is covered in nine chapters including feeding problems with infants and toddlers and atopic dermatitis and food allergy. In addition, the book is an excellent resource for practical advice on management of drug allergy and the latest understanding of immune deficiency. Other chapters on rheumatology, ocular disease, and latex allergy are especially well written and informative.
Assessment: The number of top-notch contributors, wide coverage of current topics, and the focus on immunopathology and treatment help this book to far outshine others in the field.
From the Publisher
"The goal of the editors of this textbook was to document & summarize the numerous recent changes in the field of pediatric allergy/immunology. Leung et al have fulfilled their aims and admirably filled a void in the allergy literature...In summary, Pediatric Allergy:Principles and Practice is an outstanding reference book that deserves to be in the library of every practicing pediatric allergist/immunologist and primary care pediatrician."
-Respiratory Care,March 2004:vol.49 No3

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323018029
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/21/2003
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Section A General Concepts
1. Epidemiology of Allergic Disease
2. Natural History of Allergic Diseases and Asthma
3. The Genetics of Allergic Disease and Asthma
4. Regulation and Biology of IgE
5. Inflammatory Effector Cells and Cell Migration
6. The Developing Immune System and Allergy

Section B Immunologic Disease
7. Approach to the Childe with Recurrent Infections
8. Antibody Deficiency
9. T Cell Immunodeficiences
10. Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
11. Complement Deficiencies
12. White Blood Cell Defects
13. Rheumatic Diseases of Childhood: Therapeutic Principles
14. Autoimmune Diseases
15. Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome
16. Epstein-Barr Virus – Mediated Diseases

Section C Immune-Directed Therapies
17. Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy
18. Bone Marrow Transplantation
19. Immunizations
20. Gene Therapy and Allergy
21. Stem Cell Therapeutics: An Overview

Section D Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Disease
22. Laboratory (In Vitro) Analyses
23. In Vivo Testing for IgE-Mediated
24. Outdoor Allergens
25. Indoor Allergens
26. Environmental Control
27. Immunotherapy for Allergic Disease

Section E Upper Airway Disease
28. Allergic Rhinitis
29. Otitis Media
30. Sinusitis
31. Chronic Cough

Section F Asthma
32. Immunology of the Asthmatic Response
33. Guidelines for Treatment of Asthma
34. Functional Assessment of Asthma
35. Infection and Asthma
36. Special Considerations for Infants and young Children
37. Inner City Asthma
38. Asthma in Older Children
39. Asthma Education Programs for Children
40. Asthma and the Athlete
41. Refractory Childhood Asthmas: New Insights into the Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management
42. Promoting Adherence and Effective Self-management in Patients with Asthma
43. New Directions in Asthma Management

Section G Food Allergy
44. Mucosal Immunity: An Overview
45. Evaluation of Food Allergy
46. Approach to Feeding Problems in the Infant and Young Child
47. Prevention and Natural History of food Allergy
48. Enterocolitis, Proctocolitis, and Enteropathies
49. Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastroenterocolitis, and Proctocolitis
50. Food Allergy, Respiratory Disease, and Anaphylaxis
51. Atopic Dermatitis and Food Hypersensitivity
52. Management of Food Allergy

Section H Allergic Skin and Eye Diseases
53. Atopic Dermatitis
54. Urticaria and Agioedema
55. Contact Dermatitis
56. Allergic and Immunologic Eye Disease

Section I
Drug Allergy and Anaphylaxis
57. Drug Allergy
58. Latex Allergy
59. Insect Sting Anaphylaxis
60. General Treatment of Anaphylaxis

Food Allergy Appendix

Clinical Immunology Appendix

Color Plates

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

    Never Out of Reach

    I love this textbook, and refer to it regularly in my allergy practice, to prod my memory, and make sure I'm not overlooking something. It's concise but thorough, and very clinically oriented. Time for a new edition, though. Can't wait.

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