Stinging Insect Allergy

A Clinician's Guide

  • Theodore M. Freeman
  • James M. Tracy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James M. Quinn
      Pages 3-16
    3. Robert S. Jacobson
      Pages 17-41
    4. Ellen L. Danneels, Matthias Van Vaerenbergh, Dirk C. de Graaf
      Pages 43-69
    5. Jessica B. Perkins, Anne B. Yates
      Pages 101-108
    6. David B. K. Golden
      Pages 141-151
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. William R. McKenna, Tyson C. Brown
      Pages 155-187
    3. Mike Tankersley, Daniel Steigelman
      Pages 189-201
    4. Renata J. M. Engler, Howard C. Crisp
      Pages 203-230
    5. John C. Carlson
      Pages 231-246
    6. Michael O’Connell
      Pages 247-268
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Patrizia Bonadonna, Roberta Zanotti, Franziska Ruëff
      Pages 285-306
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-321

About this book


This comprehensive book thoroughly covers the field of stinging insect allergy; addressing all clinical aspects, including diagnosis and therapeutic recommendations. Stinging Insect Allergy: A Clinician’s Guide begins with a look into the entomologic aspects of Hymenoptera insects (bees, vespids, wasps and ants), which cause nearly all the IgE mediated reactions due to insects. Further chapters single out and examine the unique aspects of common Hymenoptera species, such as bees and fire ants, in rich detail. Later chapters clinically review what is known about non-Hymenoptera biting insects, such as mosquitoes. 

In addition, multiple chapters address the overlap of Hymenoptera allergy as practiced in North America and Europe, as well as other sciences. Final chapters cover the impact ecology is having on insect allergy; and the impact insect allergy is having on other areas of medicine, such as mast cell disorders. Stinging Insect Allergy: A Clinician’s Guide is an ideal resource for medical students, residents, allergists, and general practitioners alike, and also serves as an important reference text for any practitioner of allergy and immunology who desires a complete picture of Hymenoptera and non-Hymenoptera insect allergy.



Bees Fire Ants Hymenoptera Allergy Insect Allergy Mosquitoes Non-Hymenoptera Biting Insects

Editors and affiliations

  • Theodore M. Freeman
    • 1
  • James M. Tracy
    • 2
  1. 1.San Antonio Allergy and Asthma ClinicSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates P.C.OmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46190-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46192-2
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