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Author Crameri, R

Title Allergy and Asthma in Modern Society : a Scientific Approach
Published Basel : Karger Publishers, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; The Environment; The Lung, Eosinophils and Asthma; The Skin; Molecular Aspects of Allergy and Asthma; Immunotherapy; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary Allergic diseases and asthma constitute a growing health care problem with a marked socioeconomic impact, especially in industrialized countries. This book summarizes what is currently known about the mechanisms underlying these diseases. Obviously, both environmental and genetic factors influence the development of allergic and asthmatic diseases. Several chapters highlight the role of eosinophils, lymphocytes, and T cells, as well as environmental factors in the development of allergy and asthma. Also discussed are the most recent therapeutic strategies including allergen-specific immunother
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Subject Allergy.
Immunologic diseases -- Complications.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3318012661 (electronic bk.)
9783318012668 (electronic bk.)