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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Allergy in Practice / Edition 1

Allergy in Practice / Edition 1

by Johannes Ring, T. Platts-Mills


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ISBN-13: 9783642055263
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Clinical manifestation and classification of allergic diseases: History.- Clinical aspects and definition of allergy.- Classification of allergic diseases. Pathophysiology of allergy: The immune response.- Antibodies.- IgE-mediated reaction.- Cytotoxic reactions.- Immune complex reactions.- Cellular hypersensitivity.- Rare additional types of allergic reactions.- Pseudo-allergic reactions.- Mediators.- Synopsis. Genetics and environment in the development of allergy: Genetics of allergy.- Epidemiology of allergic diseases.- Allergy and environment.- Allergens. Diagnosis of allergy: History.- Skin tests.- In vitro tests.- Antibody detection and cellular tests.- Provocation tests.- Comparison of different diagnostic procedures. Allergic diseases (and differential diagnoses): Diseases with possible IgE association ('immediate-type').- Allergic diseases by cytotoxic reactions (Type II).- Allergic dieseases by immune complexes (Typ III).- Exogenous allergic alveolitis / hypersensitivity pneumonitis.- Eczema.- Photoallergy / Photosensitization.- Adverse drug reactions.- Granulomatous reactions (type V).- Stimulating / neutralizing hypersensitivity (type VI).- 'Eco-Syndrome' ('Multiple Chemical Sensitivity' MCS). Therapy and prevention of allergies: General principles of allergy management.- Pharmacotherapy of allergic diseases.- Immunotherapy.- Unconventional procedures in allergy.- Allergy prevention. Allergy and the psyche: The problem of allergic personality.- Stress.- Psychologic influence on allergic reactions.- Psycho-neuro-allergology.- Classical disease manifestations with psychosomatic influence.- Therapy. Outlook into the future: Pathophysiology.- Clinical manifestation.- Diagnosis.- Therapy.- Controversies. Addendum.

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