Comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of allergic-immunologic disorders in infants, children, and adolescents
Practical advice for the daily practice
Written by a single author
Only existing reference book on this topic
Findings from different schools and disciplines are critically evaluated
Covers the ontogeny of the immune system, mucosal immunology and the typical pathology of infantile immediate hypersensitivity
Includes description of the mechanisms underlying specific disease states such as neonatal immune response, autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies, and pediatric AIDS
Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reflects the rapid progress in one of the most intriguing fields of medicine. The book offers state-of-the-art information on basic immunology, fetal-neonatal immunology, genetic and environmental predisposing factors, epidemiology and natural history of atopic diseases, and allergy diagnosis. Extensive coverage is devoted to skin conditions and food allergy, asthma, rhinitis, specific immunotherapy, eye disorders, sinusitis and secretory otitis media, drug allergies, and anaphylaxis. Fascinating chapters explore such topics as autoimmune diseases, primary immunodeficiencies, pediatric HIV infection, malnutrition and the immune system. Finally, a chapter on prevention of the atopic march indicates how effective early intervention may greatly decrease the upsurge in atopy. Easy to understand and easy to use, Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is essential reading for medical students, practicing physicians, allergists, immunologists, and researchers.
Libraries; allergologists, immunologists, pediatricians, practitioners in evidence-based medicine
Table of contents
Basic immunology.- Fetal-neonatal developmental immunology and mucosal immune system.- Neonatal immunology: the neonate at risk of atopy.- Genetic and environmental predisposing factors.- Epidemiology and natural history of atopic disease.- Pediatric allergy diagnosis.- Atopic dermatitis.- Other allergic skin disorders.- Food allergy.- Pseudoallergy and food immunotoxicology.- Asthma.- Allergic rhinitis.- Specific immunotherapy.- Eye allergy and immunology.- Other allergic otorhinolaryngologic diseases.- Allergies and the central nervous system.- Allergy to the venom of Hymenoptera and other insects.- Autoimmune diseases.- Allergic and pseudoallergic reactions to drugs.- Anaphylaxis.- Malnutrition, immune system and allergy.- Primary immunodeficiencies.- Pediatric AIDS.- Prevention of allergic disorders.