The clinical and basic science of allergic disease is moving and evolving rapidly, and this text allows the reader to stay abreast of the changes in concept and application of allergic diseases.
In the clinical sections anaphylaxis, asthma, food allergy, sinusitis, drug allergies, conjunctivitis, allergic dermatosis, urticaria, rhinitis, and other allergies are approached both mechanistically and clinically. The reader will be able to synthesize the advances in basic science into the clinical diseases that are the manifestations of the allergy. Important topics such as allergens and immunotherapy are approached as scientific issues with important clinical applications.
The chapters on treatment modalities bring the latest concepts in the use of leukotriene modifiers, antihistamines, bronchodilators, and immunotherapy to the reader.
The chapter on the costs of allergic disease should be required reading for anyone managing the health care system as these diseases are not only very common but also very expensive.