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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2006 - Medical - 458 pages
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Highly Commended at 2012 BMA awards in Medicine Category.

This comprehensive, clinically oriented full-color resource offers you a wealth of detailed information on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of allergic diseases-from asthma to urticaria. Thoroughly updated to reflect today's knowledge, this 3rd Edition features all of the latest developments in allergy and immunology. Plus, a consistent, logical organization puts vital information at your fingertips.

  • Features abundant algorithms that provide at-a-glance assistance in identifying the allergic conditions you encounter in practice.
  • Offers in-depth information in a chapter dedicated entirely to asthma.
  • Provides valuable treatment protocols that assist you in prescribing appropriate therapies and effectively managing patients' allergies.
  • Includes extensive references that point the way to the key works in the literature.

  • Features a new chapter on pediatric allergy, presenting detailed information on this increasingly common condition.
  • Presents new authors for 25% of the chapters with 50% of the chapters completely revised and remaining chapters updated to include the most recent knowledge.
  • Includes a BONUS CD-ROM containing all of the superb illustrations from the book downloadable into PowerPoint.
  • And much more.

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STEPHEN T. HOLGATE, MD, DSc, FRCP, is Medical Research Council Professor of Immunopharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician at Southampton University Hospital Trust. He is the Chairman of Science Council s Science in Health Group, as well as a member of Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. His research works have focused on cellular and mediator mechanisms of allergy and asthma, with specific emphasis on applications to diagnosis and treatment. S. T. Holgate is the Co-editor of "Clinical and Experimental Allergy", in addition to being on the editorial board of over 25 journals. He has published over 800 peer-reviewed papers besides editing more than 50 books on asthma.

Lichtenstein is Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, Baltimore.

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