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Anaphylaxis and Hypersensitivity Reactions

  • Mariana C. Castells

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stephen F. Kemp, Richard F. Lockey
    Pages 33-46
  3. Mindy Tsai, Stephen J. Galli
    Pages 47-68
  4. David E. Sloane, Donald MacGlashan
    Pages 69-87
  5. George H. Caughey
    Pages 89-105
  6. Andrew A. White, Tanya M. Laidlaw, Katharine Woessner
    Pages 107-125
  7. Kirsi M. Järvinen-Seppo, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn
    Pages 145-169
  8. Pascal Demoly, Philippe Jean Bousquet, Antonino Romano
    Pages 171-182
  9. Pascale Dewachter, David L. Hepner
    Pages 183-208
  10. Mitja Kosnik, Peter Korosec
    Pages 209-222
  11. Karen Hsu Blatman, Leslie C. Grammer
    Pages 223-234
  12. Anna M. Feldweg, Albert L. Sheffer
    Pages 235-243
  13. Luis Escribano, Alberto Orfao
    Pages 257-269
  14. David I. Bernstein
    Pages 285-295
  15. Aleena Banerji, Patrick Brennan, Paul Hesterberg, Eyal Oren, F. Ida Hsu
    Pages 297-311

About this book


Despite wide recognition as a serious public health problem, anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity reactions remain under-recognized and under-diagnosed. This book fills the gaps in our understanding of the identification of triggers, recognition of clinical presentations, understanding of the natural history of these reactions, and selection of treatment strategies including those focused on cellular and molecular targets. The book provides a detailed examination of disease etiology, pathogenesis, and pathophysiology and their correlation to clinical practice. Forefront knowledge of the mediators and mechanisms of anaphylaxis is covered with an emphasis on how new discoveries shape our current and emerging therapies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mariana C. Castells
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School, Ambulatory CenterBrigham and Women’s HospitalChestnut HillUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“Presents a detailed look at the current state of knowledge on anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity reactions. … achieves its objectives in a very readable fashion. The book is meant for clinicians of all types, translational researchers, and basic researchers. … useful for a graduate level course. … quite readable and one could go through the book from cover to cover without losing interest. … packed with useful information about anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity reactions. The material is presented in a clear and readable fashion by experts.” (Marion C. Cohen, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2011)