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Patterson's allergic diseases
Patterson, Roy, 1926-2002.
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2002]

Physical Description:
xviii, 830 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Allergic diseases : diagnosis and management / edited by Roy Patterson ; associate editors, Leslie Carroll Grammer, Paul A. Greenberger ; with 24 additional contributors. 5th ed. c1997.
Review of immunology -- Evaluation and management of immune deficiency in allergy practice -- Immunology of IgE-mediated and other hypersensitivity states -- Biochemical mediators of allergic reactions -- Antihistamines -- Allergens and other factors important in atopic disease -- Airborn pollen presence in the United States -- Diagnosis of immediate hypersensitivity -- Allergic rhinitis -- Principles of immunologic management of allergic disease due to extrinsic antigens -- Allergic diseases of the eye and ear -- Allergy to stinging insects -- Urticaria, angioedema, and hereditary angiodema -- Food allergy -- Atopic dermatitis -- Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis -- Drug allergy: Part A: Introduction, epidemiology, classification of adverse reactions, immunochemical basis, risk factors, evaluation of patients with suspected drug allergy, patient management considerations; Part B: Allergic reactions to individual drugs: low molecular weight; Part C: Immunologic reactions to high-molecular-weight therapeutic agents -- Contact dermatitis -- Nasal polyposis, sinusitis, and nonallergic rhinitis -- Anaphylaxis -- Idiopathic anaphylaxis -- Asthma -- Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis -- Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis -- Occupational immunologic lung disease -- Controversial and unproved methods in allergy diagnosis and treatment -- Allergic disorders and pregnancy -- Management of acute severe asthma -- Radiologic evaluation of allergic and related diseases of the upper airway -- Radiologic evaluation of allergic and related diseases of the lower airway -- Natural rubber latex allergy -- Physiologic assessment of asthma and other allergic lung diseases -- Evaluation of eosinophilia -- Corticosteroids in treatment of allergic diseases -- B agonists -- Other antiallergic drugs: Cromolyn, Nedocromil, antileukotrienes, anticholinergics, and Theophyline -- Delivery devices for inhaled medications -- Novel immunologic therapies -- Management of the "difficult" patient -- Chronic sinusitis: role of rhinoscopy and surgery -- The wheezing infant -- Sleep disorders in the allergic patient.
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Allergic diseases.
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Revised, updated, and expanded for its Sixth Edition, this highly acclaimed volume is a complete, current, and practical clinical reference on allergic disorders. It will remain the first-choice resource for residents and practitioners who need guidance to identify an allergy, confirm a diagnosis, or find effective therapies.Twelve new chapters in this edition cover latex allergy; radiologic evaluation of allergic diseases; physiologic assessment of pulmonary allergies; evaluation of eosinophilia; inhaler devices; glucocorticoids; beta agonists; other antiallergic drugs; novel therapies; immunodeficiency workup; allergic disorders and psychiatric dysfunction; and chronic sinusitis. Areas of expanded coverage include drug allergies and ICU management of asthma.

A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

Table of Contents

Roger W. MelvoldMelvin BergerC. Raymond Zeiss and Jacob J. PruzanskyStephen I. WassermanJonathan A. BernsteinG. Daniel Brooks and Robert K. BushWilliam R. SolomonAnju Tripathi and Bernard H. BoothAnthony J. RickettiLeslie C. GrammerPhil Lieberman and Michael S. BlaissRobert E. ReismanCarol A. Saltoun and W. James MetzgerAnne M. Ditto and Leslie C. GrammerPeck Y. Ong and Donald Y.M. LeungAnju Tripathi and Neill T. Peters and Roy PattersonAnne Marie DittoPaul A. GreenbergerLeslie C. GrammerAndrew J. SchemanDavid I. BernsteinKris G. McGrathRoy Patterson and Kathleen E. HarrisPaul A. GreenbergerMichael C. Zacharisen and Jordan N. FinkPaul A. GreenbergerLeslie C. GrammerAbba I. TerrPaul A. GreenbergerThomas Corbridge and Babak MokhlesiMichelle J. Naidich and Eric J. RussellThomas GrantKevin J. Kelly and Banani BanerjeePaul A. GreenbergerCarla Irani and Andrea J. ApterSai R. NimmagaddaJacqueline A. PongracicCarol A. WigginsTheodore M. LeeLeslie C. GrammerHoward L. AltRakesh K. Chandra and David B. Conley and Robert C. KernMary Beth Hogan and Nevin W. WilsonLisa F. Wolfe
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Contributing Authorsp. xv
1. Review of Immunologyp. 1
2. Evaluation and Management of Immune Deficiency in Allergy Practicep. 25
3. Immunology of IgE-mediated and Other Hypersensitivity Statesp. 43
4. Biochemical Mediators of Allergic Reactionsp. 55
5. Antihistaminesp. 65
6. Allergens and Other Factors Important in Atopic Diseasep. 81
7. Airborne Pollen Prevalence in the United Statesp. 131
8. Diagnosis of Immediate Hypersensitivityp. 145
9. Allergic Rhinitisp. 159
10. Principles of Immunologic Management of Allergic Diseases Due to Extrinsic Antigensp. 183
11. Allergic Diseases of the Eye and Earp. 195
12. Allergy to Stinging Insectsp. 225
13. Urticaria, Angioedema, and Hereditary Angioedemap. 239
14. Food Allergyp. 257
15. Atopic Dermatitisp. 279
16. Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysisp. 289
17. Drug Allergy
Part A Introduction, Epidemiology, Classification of Adverse Reactions, Immunochemical Basis, Risk Factors, Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Drug Allergy, Patient Management Considerationsp. 295
Part B Allergic Reactions to Individual Drugs: Low Molecular Weightp. 335
Part C Immunologic Reactions to High-Molecular-Weight Therapeutic Agentsp. 360
18. Contact Dermatitisp. 387
19. Nasal Polyposis, Sinusitis, and Nonallergic Rhinitisp. 403
20. Anaphylaxisp. 415
21. Idiopathic Anaphylaxisp. 437
22. Asthmap. 445
23. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitisp. 515
24. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosisp. 529
25. Occupational Immunologic Lung Diseasep. 555
26. Controversial and Unproved Methods in Allergy Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 567
27. Allergic Disorders and Pregnancyp. 581
28. Management of Acute Severe Asthmap. 595
29. Radiologic Evaluation of Allergic and Related Diseases of the Upper Airwayp. 617
30. Radiologic Evaluation of Allergic and Related Diseases of the Lower Airwayp. 643
31. Natural Rubber Latex Allergyp. 653
32. Physiologic Assessment of Asthma and other Allergic Lung Diseasesp. 673
33. Evaluation of Eosinophiliap. 683
34. Corticosteroids in Treatment of Allergic Diseasesp. 703
35. [beta] Agonistsp. 717
36. Other Antiallergic Drugs: Cromolyn, Nedocromil, Antileukotrienes, Anticholinergics, and Theophyllinep. 727
37. Delivery Devices for Inhaled Medicationsp. 741
38. Novel Immunologic Therapiesp. 757
39. Management of the "Difficult" Patientp. 763
40. Chronic Sinusitis: Role of Rhinoscopy and Surgeryp. 773
41. The Wheezing Infantp. 785
42. Sleep Disorders in the Allergic Patientp. 797
Subject Indexp. 807