New Trends in Allergy IV

Together with Environmental Allergy and Allergotoxicology III

  • Johannes Ring
  • Heidrun Behrendt
  • Dieter Vieluf
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. Björkstén
      Pages 3-11
    3. Ch. Braun-Fahrländer, B. Wüthrich, F. H. Sennhauser, J. C. Vuille, SCARPOL Team
      Pages 13-15
    4. T. Schäfer, U. Krämer, H. Behrendt, B. Kunz, K. Überla, D. Vieluf et al.
      Pages 21-23
    5. E. von Mutius
      Pages 37-42
  3. Allergotoxicology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49 -49
    2. R. J. Davies, C. Rusznak, M. A. Calderón, J. H. Wang, M. M. Abdelaziz, J. L. Devalia
      Pages 61-71
    3. E. W. Spannhake, N. Takahashi, B.-Y. Chin, A. M. K. Choi, X.-Y. Yu
      Pages 79-83
    4. H. Magnussen, R. A. Jörres
      Pages 85-89
    5. B. Hitzfeld, K. H. Friedrichs, H.-U. Simon, J. Ring, H. Behrendt
      Pages 95-99
    6. J. G. Vos, C. De Heer, R. L. De Swart, P. S. Ross, H. Van Loveren
      Pages 109-118
    7. M. H. Karol, C. Graham, O. T. Macina, N. Sussman, H. S. Rosenkranz
      Pages 119-121
  4. Basic Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123 -123
    2. P. Parronchi, E. Maggi, R. Manetti, M. P. Piccinni, S. Sampognaro, A. Annunziato et al.
      Pages 131-136
    3. T. Bieber
      Pages 137-145
    4. A. Nagler, M. A. Godenhersh, V. Segal, F. Levi-Schaffer
      Pages 147-149
    5. C. P. Sommerhoff, E. A. Auerswald, H. Fritz
      Pages 159-160
    6. W. Hamann, A. Flöter, G. Zwadlo-Klarwasser, W. Schmutzler
      Pages 161-163
  5. Neuroimmunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175 -175
    2. A. Fischer, G. P. McGregor, A. Saria, W. Kummer
      Pages 177-181
    3. P. J. Barnes
      Pages 183-188
    4. F. Fantini, C. Pincelli, A. Giannetti
      Pages 197-202
    5. U. Darsow, J. Ring, E. Scharein, B. Bromm
      Pages 203-210
  6. Atopic Eczema

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211 -211
    2. D. Abeck, O. Bleck, J. Ring
      Pages 213-220
    3. O. Kilgus, K. Hönemann, U. Arndts, U. Reinhold, G. Stingl, J. Ring
      Pages 221-222
    4. H. Sugiura, M. Omoto, M. Uehara
      Pages 229-231
    5. T. Werfel, G. Ahlers, M. Boeker, A. Kapp
      Pages 233-236
    6. E. Vocks, R. Busch, C. Fröhlich, S. Borelli
      Pages 241-244
    7. J. Krutman, M. Grewe
      Pages 245-246
  7. Respiratory Allergy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247 -247
    2. X. Baur, M. Raulf-Heimsoth, Z. Chen
      Pages 249-256
    3. F. Krombach, G. Mazur, T. Beinert, C. Vogelmeier
      Pages 263-264

About these proceedings


There is no doubt among experts that the prevalence of allergic diseases has increased in many industrialized countries in recent years. The rea­ sons for this increase are unknown; only suppositions exist. Many people focus on environmental influences. However, the assumption that air pollution alone is responsible for this increase seems to be too simple: many other influences, including the genetic predisposition of individual patients, allergen exposure, and possibly socioeconomic factors, also have to be taken into consideration. Although our understanding of the complex mechanisms of allergic diseases has considerably improved thanks to the progress made in ex­ perimental immunology and allergology, we still have a long way to go before this scientific knowledge is translated into new therapeutic mo­ dalities. For this reason, the scientific community welcomed the gathering of scientists from very different disciplines and different parts of the world at an international symposium, "New Trends in Allergy IV" together with "Environmental Allergy and Allergotoxicology III" in Hamburg in 1995. This volume contains the invited papers, covering a wide range from basic science to practical clinical diagnosis and therapy. A further unique feature of this event was the concomitant first official workshop of the Environmental Pollution and Allergy Committee of the International Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IAACI), at which the state of scientific knowledge in this field was defined and formulated.


Allergie allergology allergy antigen antigen presentation asthma autoimmune disease environmental pollution epidemiology growth factor immunology immunomodulation immunotherapy inflammation therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Ring
    • 1
  • Heidrun Behrendt
    • 2
  • Dieter Vieluf
    • 3
  1. 1.Klinik and Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie am BiedersteinTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Abt. Experimentelle Dermatologie und AllergologieUniversitäts-Krankenhaus EppendorfHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Hautklinik/AllergieabteilungUniversitäts-Krankenhaus EppendorfHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64398-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60419-5
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