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Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology

  • Massoud Mahmoudi


  • Developed by a multidisciplinary group of national and international experts

  • Discusses full range of allergic/immunologic disorders

  • Case-based and thought provoking

  • Includes review questions and answers, providing more comprehensive medium of education


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dennis K. Ledford, Ron Purcell
    Pages 1-13
  3. Philip Wexler, Helen Hollingsworth
    Pages 15-26
  4. Sara Axelrod, Leonard Bielory
    Pages 27-39
  5. Bettina Wedi, Alexander Kapp
    Pages 41-55
  6. Haw-Yueh Thong, Howard I. Maibach
    Pages 57-70
  7. Tracy Prematta, Jennifer Toth, Timothy Craig
    Pages 71-86
  8. Satoshi Yoshida
    Pages 87-97
  9. Oscar L. Frick
    Pages 99-109
  10. Anna Kovalszki, James L. Baldwin
    Pages 111-123
  11. Kris G. McGrath
    Pages 125-137
  12. Massoud Mahmoudi
    Pages 139-155
  13. Jonathan A. Bernstein, I. Leonard Bernstein
    Pages 157-174
  14. Michael Schivo, Amir A. Zeki, Nicholas J. Kenyon, Samuel Louie
    Pages 175-192
  15. Bettina Wedi, Marianne Frieri
    Pages 193-212
  16. Satoshi Yoshida
    Pages 213-231
  17. David Lim, Peter Jensen
    Pages 233-248
  18. Amy L. Marks, Haig Tcheurekdjian
    Pages 249-263
  19. Marcy B. Bolster
    Pages 265-281
  20. H. Michael Belmont
    Pages 283-301

About this book


In medical practice there are often complex cases that make extraordinary demands on a clinician’s knowledge and ingenuity. In Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology, the authors provide these types of fascinating, and informative cases to complement a basic knowledge of diagnosis and management in these fields. As such, this novel title will be of interest to a wide array of allergists and clinical immunologists, as well as all students of medicine and allied health. Written by a multidisciplinary group of national and international experts, the book covers in detail two or more challenging, real-life cases in each disorder discussed. Each case is followed by a work-up, treatment plan, and discussion that includes a differential diagnosis, up-to-date references, and up to ten thought-provoking, multiple-choice questions that enhance the book’s value as a comprehensive reference and teaching text. The cases include not only the common allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, and food allergy, but also disorders in immune regulation, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiencies. There are chapters on subjects as wide-ranging as anaphylaxis, occupational asthma, and immune-mediated rheumatic diseases. State-of-the-art and evidence-based, Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology is an important resource for all clinicians searching for ways to improve their ability to diagnose and manage patients with allergic and immunologic problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Massoud Mahmoudi

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Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“Present difficult cases in allergy and immunology. The design adopted is unusual but from the point of a practising allregologist is very useful. … Each chapter is backed by ‘reader friendly’ tables and is extensively illustrated. … The strength of this book lies in the wealth of up to date information presented in a format which highlights the clinical approach to a patient. … This scholarly tome will be ready reckoner to all students of allergology … .” (A. Shah, European Respiratory Review, March, 2010)

“This is an interesting text for allergologists, dermatologists and immunologists, and to those training in these professions. The authors present patient histories and discuss the differential diagnosis and treatment of 20 disease entities, including those in the pediatric age group (such as atopic dermatitis, food allergies, contact dermatitis, etc.). Excellent for teaching.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 8 (2), December, 2010)