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Author Ring, Johannes, 1945-

Title Allergy in practice / Johannes Ring ; with a foreword by Thomas Platts-Mills
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 276 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
Contents 1. Clinical manifestation and classification of allergic diseases. History ; Clinical manifestation and definition of allergy ; Classification of allergic diseases -- 2. Pathophysiology of allergic reactions. The immune response ; Antibodies ; IgE-mediated reaction ; Cytotoxic reactions (Type II) ; Immune complex reactions (Type III) ; Cellular hypersensitivity (Type IV) ; Less frequent types of allergic reactions (Types V and VI) ; Pseudo-allergic reactions ; Mediators of allergic reactions ; Synopsis of mediator release and inactivation -- 3. Genetics and environment in the development of allergy. Genetics of allergy ; Epidemiology of allergic diseases ; Allergy and environment ; Allergens -- 4. Allergy diagnosis. History ; Skin tests ; In vitro allergy tests ; Provocation tests ; Transfer tests ; Unconventional methods in allergy diagnosis ; Comparison of different diagnostic procedures -- 5. Allergic diseases (and differential diagnoses). Diseases with possible IgE involvement ("Immediate-type allergies") ; Allergic diseases by cytotoxic antibodies (Type II) ; Allergic diseases due to immune complexes ; Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (Allergic alveolitis) ; Dermatitis/eczema ; Photoallergy/photosensitization ; Adverse drug reactions ; Granulomatous reactions ; Typevi reactions (Stimulating/neutralizing hypersensitivity) ; "Eco-syndrome" ("Multiple chemical sensitivity," MCS) -- 6. Allergy prevention and therapy. General concept of allergy treatment ; Antiallergic pharmacotherapy ; Immunotherapy ; Unconventional procedures in allergy ; Allergy prevention -- 7. Psyche and allergy. The problem of "allergic personality traits" ; Stress ; Influence of psyche upon allergy ; Psychoneuroallergology ; Clinical conditions ; Therapy -- 8. Outlook. Pathophysiology ; Clinical studies ; Diagnosis ; Therapy ; Prevention ; Controversies ; Role of allergology -- 9. Appendix. Societies ; Allergy journals ; Position papers of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) ; Allergy textbooks
Summary Allergy is one of the major health problems of most modern societies. Although allergic diseases are well-known for almost two hundred years, their prevalence has increased dramatically over the last decades. Allergic reactions manifest in various organs, most commonly in the skin and mucous membranes, the frontier surfaces where the contact between the individual and the environment takes place. In a very concise and practical way this book covers all aspects of allergic reactions from pathophysiology to diagnosis, therapy and prevention with a strong focus on relevant aspects for the everyda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267) and index
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Subject Allergy.
Immunologic diseases.
Allergy and Immunology
Immune System Diseases
MEDICAL -- Immunology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Allergies.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Immune System.
Maladies immunologiques.
Immunologic diseases.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004110368
ISBN 3540002197
Other Titles Angewandte Allergologie. English