Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Ian R. Mackay, Noel R. Rose, Dennis K. Ledford, Richard F. Lockey

Introduction

Volume Allergic Diseases is a comprehensive, multi-authored reference work, offering a broad appeal to microbiologists, immunologists, and infectious disease specialists. The volume explores all aspects of allergic diseases, body systems and vaccines. Emphasis is placed on genetics, physiology, metabolism, pathogenesis, and applied microbiology. Under the leadership of some of the most world renowned names in the field, the encyclopedia brings together an outstanding collection of contributions by top scientists in a variety of fields.

The entries are listed alphabetically and provide full references.

The volume covers the following topics:

• Food Allergy and gastrointestinal Allergic Diseases

• Insect Allergy

• Allergy Diagnosis and Testing

• Allergy Treatment: Pharmacotherapy

• Asthma and Other Allergic Lower Respiratory Disease

• Biology of IgE, Mast Cells and Eosinophils

• Specific Allergens Causing Human Disease

• Atopic Dermatitis, Urticaria and Dermatologic Allergy

• Allergy Treatment: Immunotherapy, Immunomodulator Therapy and Allergen Avoidance

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian R. Mackay
    • 1
  • Noel R. Rose
    • 2
  • Dennis K. Ledford
    • 3
  • Richard F. Lockey
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Department of PathologyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans' HospitalTampaUSA
  4. 4.Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans' HospitalTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9193-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9194-1
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Number Of Entries 194
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