Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice: Expert Consult / Edition 2

Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice: Expert Consult / Edition 2

by Donald Y. M. Leung
     
 

Pediatric Allergy supplies the comprehensive guidance you need to diagnose, manage, and treat virtually any type of allergy seen in children. Drs. Leung, Sampson, Geha, and Szefler present the new full-color second edition, with coverage of the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis, the immune mechanisms underlying allergic disease, the latest diagnostic tests,

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Pediatric Allergy supplies the comprehensive guidance you need to diagnose, manage, and treat virtually any type of allergy seen in children. Drs. Leung, Sampson, Geha, and Szefler present the new full-color second edition, with coverage of the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis, the immune mechanisms underlying allergic disease, the latest diagnostic tests, and more…in print and online at expertconsult.com.

  • Treat the full range of pediatric allergic and immunologic diseases through clinically focused coverage relevant to both allergists and pediatricians.
  • Understand the care and treatment of pediatric patients thanks to clinical pearls discussing the best approaches.
  • Easily refer to appendices that list common food allergies and autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases.

  • Access the fully searchable contents online at expertconsult.com, where you’ll also find a downloadable image bank.
  • Apply the newest diagnostic tests available-for asthma, upper respiratory allergy, and more-and know their benefits and contraindications.
  • Treat the allergy at its source rather than the resulting reactions through an understanding of the immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases.
  • Get coverage of new research that affects methods of patient treatment and discusses potential reasons for increased allergies in some individuals.
  • Better manage potential anaphylaxis cases through analysis of contributing facts and progression of allergic disease.
  • Effectively control asthma and monitor its progression using the new step-by-step approach.
  • Eliminate difficulty in prescribing antibiotics thanks to coverage of drug allergies and cross-reactivity.

Manage the rapid increase in pediatric allergy with the comprehensive guidance of Drs. Leung & Sampson

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437702712
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/31/2010
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
961,293
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Sect. AGeneral Concepts1
1Epidemiology of Allergic Diseases1
2Natural History of Allergic Diseases and Asthma10
3The Genetics of Allergic Disease and Asthma23
4Regulation and Biology of Immunoglobulin E39
5Inflammatory Effector Cells/Cell Migration51
6The Developing Immune System and Allergy69
Sect. BImmunologic Diseases81
7Approach to the Child with Recurrent Infections81
8Antibody Deficiency88
9T Cell Immunodeficiencies99
10Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection110
11Complement Deficiencies118
12White Blood Cell Defects130
13Rheumatic Diseases of Childhood: Therapeutic Principles145
14Autoimmune Diseases159
15Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome170
16Epstein-Barr Virus Infections176
Sect. CImmune-Directed Therapies183
17Intravenous Immune Serum Globulin Therapy183
18Bone Marrow Transplantation193
19Immunizations204
20Gene Therapy and Allergy211
21Stem Cell Therapeutics: An Overview224
Sect. DDiagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Disease233
22Laboratory (In Vitro) Analyses233
23In Vivo Testing for Immunoglobulin E-Mediated Sensitivity243
24Outdoor Allergens252
25Indoor Allergens261
26Environmental Control269
27Immunotherapy for Allergic Disease277
Sect. EUpper Airway Disease287
28Allergic Rhinitis287
29Otitis Media298
30Sinusitis309
31Chronic Cough321
Sect. FAsthma337
32Immunology of the Asthmatic Response337
33Guidelines for Treatment of Asthma350
34Functional Assessment of Asthma357
35Infections and Asthma366
36Special Considerations for Infants and Young Children379
37Inner City Asthma392
38Asthma in Older Children405
39Asthma Education Programs for Children425
40Asthma and the Athlete435
41Refractory Childhood Asthma: New Insight into the Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management444
42Promoting Adherence and Effective Self-Management in Patients with Asthma457
43New Directions in Asthma Management465
Sect. GFood Allergy473
44Mucosal Immunity: An Overview473
45Evaluation of Food Allergy478
46Approach to Feeding Problems in the Infant and Young Child488
47Prevention and Natural History of Food Allergy495
48Enterocolitis, Proctocolitis, and Enteropathy510
49Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis, and Proctocolitis518
50Food Allergy, Respiratory Disease, and Anaphylaxis529
51Atopic Dermatitis and Food Hypersensitivity538
52Management of Food Allergy546
Sect. HAllergic Skin and Eye Diseases561
53Atopic Dermatitis561
54Urticaria and Angioedema574
55Contact Dermatitis584
56Allergic and Immunologic Eye Disease595
Sect. IDrug Allergy and Anaphylaxis611
57Drug Allergy611
58Latex Allergy624
59Insect Sting Anaphylaxis633
60General Treatment of Anaphylaxis643
App. IClinical Immunology Laboratory Values655
App. IIFood Allergy657
Index667

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