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Title Clinical immunology : principles and practice / Robert R. Rich [and five others]
Edition Fifth edition
Published [St. Louis, Mo.] : Elsevier, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 1318 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Section 1: Principles of immune response. The human immune response -- Organization of the immune system -- Innate immunity -- Antigen receptor genes, gene products, and co-receptors -- The major histocompatibility complex -- Antigens and antigen presentation -- B-cell development and differentiation -- T-cell development -- Cytokines and cytokine receptors -- Chemokines and chemokine receptors -- Lymphocyte adhesion and trafficking -- T-cell activation and tolerance -- Regulated cell death -- The microbiota in immunity and inflammation -- Section 2: Host defense mechanisms and inflammation. Immunoglobulin function -- Helper T-cell subsets and control of the inflammatory response -- Cytotoxic T lymphocytes and natural killer cells -- Regulatory immune cells -- Host defenses in the skin -- Host defenses at mucosal surfaces -- Complement in host deficiencies and diseases -- Phagocyte deficiencies -- Mast cells, basophils, and mastocytosis -- Eosinophils and eosinophilia -- Section 3: Host defenses to infectious agents. Host defenses to viruses -- Host defenses to intracellular bacteria -- Host defenses to extracellular bacteria -- Host defenses to spirochetes -- Host defenses to fungi -- Host defenses to protozoa -- Host defenses to helminths -- Section 4: Immunologic deficiencies. Approach to the evaluation of the immunodeficient patient -- Human genomics in immunology -- Primary antibody deficiencies -- Primary T-cell immunodeficiencies -- Immunodeficiencies at the interface of innate and adaptive immunity -- Infections in the immunocompromised host -- Immune deficiencies at the extremes of age -- HIV infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome -- Autoantibody mediated phenocopies of primary immunodeficiency diseases -- Section 5: Allergic diseases. Immunological mechanisms of airway diseases and pathways to therapy -- Urticaria, angioedema, and anaphylaxis -- Allergic reactions to stinging and biting insects -- Atopic and contact dermatitis -- Food allergy -- Eosinophil-associated gastrointestinal disorders -- Allergic disorders of the eye -- Drug hypersensitivity -- Occupational respiratory allergies -- Section 6: Systemic immune diseases. Mechanisms of autoimmunity -- Systemic lupus erythematosus -- Rheumatoid arthritis -- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis -- Sjögren's syndrome -- Scleroderma-systemic sclerosis -- Inflammatory muscle diseases -- Spondyloarthritis -- Small and medium vessel primary vasculitis -- Large-vessel vasculitides -- Systemic autoinflammatory syndromes -- Antiphospholipid syndrome -- Section 7: Organ-specific inflammatory disease. Immunohematologic disorders -- Bullous diseases of the skin and mucous membranes -- Immunology of psoriasis -- Myasthenia gravis -- Multiple sclerosis -- Autoimmune peripheral neuropathies -- Immunologic renal diseases -- Inflammation and atherothrombosis -- Autoimmune thyroid diseases -- Diabetes and related autoimmune diseases -- Immunologic lung diseases -- Sarcoidosis -- Immunologic ocular disease -- Immunologic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract -- Inflammatory hepatobiliary diseases -- Section 8: Immunology of neoplasia. Tumor immunotherapy -- Lymphoid leukemias -- Lymphomas -- Monoclonal gammopathies -- Section 9: Transplantation. Concepts and challenges in organ transplantation: rejection, immunosuppression, and tolerance -- Immune reconstitution therapy for immunodeficiency -- Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for malignant diseases -- Section 10: Prevention and therapy of immunologic diseases. Immunoglobulin therapy: replacement and immunomodulation -- Gene therapy -- Glucocorticoids -- Immunomodulating pharmaceuticals -- Protein kinase antagonists as therapeutic agents for immunological and inflammatory disorders -- Biological modifiers of inflammation -- Vaccines -- Immunotherapy of allergic disease -- Section 11: Diagnostic immunology. Flow cytometry -- Assessment of functional immune responses -- Assessment of neutrophil function -- Assessment of human allergic diseases -- Molecular methods -- Appendices. Selected CD molecules and their characteristics -- Laboratory reference values -- Vaccine schedules
Summary "Keep abreast of the latest advances in this complex field with the 5th Edition of Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice. This substantially revised edition by Drs. Robert R. Rich, Thomas A. Fleisher, William T. Shearer, Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., Anthony J. Frew, and Cornelia M. Weyand, offers authoritative guidance from some of the most respected global leaders in immunology, helping you navigate today's latest knowledge and evidence-based practices that result in improved patient care. This trusted resource features sweeping content updates, rewritten chapters, a highly clinical perspective, and an easy-to-use organization designed to enhance your diagnosis and management skills in daily practice"--Publisher's description
Notes "Expert consult."
Revised edition of: Clinical immunology : principles and practice / Robert R. Rich [and others]. 4th ed. ©2013
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from electronic title page (ClinicalKey, viewed February 22, 2018)
Subject Clinical immunology.
Immune System -- physiology
Immune System Diseases -- immunology
Immunity -- physiology
Clinical immunology.
Form Electronic book
Author Rich, Robert R., editor.
ISBN 9780702070396
OTHER TI Preceded by: Clinical immunology. 4th ed