© 2009

Allergy Frontiers: Classification and Pathomechanisms

  • Ruby Pawankar
  • Stephen T. Holgate
  • Lanny J. Rosenwasser

Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Classification and Pathomechanisms

    1. Isabella Pali-Schöll, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
      Pages 3-17
    2. Mark S. Schubert
      Pages 59-77
    3. Michael M. Frank, C. Garren Hester
      Pages 79-94
    4. Akira Kanda, Junichi Chihara, Monique Capron, David Dombrowicz
      Pages 95-107
    5. Jean S. Marshall, Michael G. Brown, Ruby Pawankar
      Pages 113-133
    6. Catherine M. Hawrylowicz, Christopher Corrigan, Alex Faith
      Pages 135-149
    7. Christelle Faveeuw, Thomas Roumier, Monique Capron, David Dombrowicz
      Pages 151-165
    8. Alexander Faith, Christopher Corrigan, Catherine M. Hawrylowicz
      Pages 195-207
    9. Bart N. Lambrecht, Hamida Hammad
      Pages 209-230
    10. Jean Kim, Robert Schleimer
      Pages 267-284
    11. Kristin N. Kornerup, Clive P. Page
      Pages 285-296

About this book


When I entered the field of allergy in the early 1970s, the standard textbook was a few hundred pages, and the specialty was so compact that texts were often authored entirely by a single individual and were never larger than one volume. Compare this with Allergy Frontiers: Epigenetics, Allergens, and Risk Factors, the present s- volume text with well over 150 contributors from throughout the world. This book captures the explosive growth of our specialty since the single-author textbooks referred to above. The unprecedented format of this work lies in its meticulous attention to detail yet comprehensive scope. For example, great detail is seen in manuscripts dealing with topics such as “Exosomes, naturally occurring minimal antigen presenting units” and “Neuropeptide S receptor 1 (NPSR1), an asthma susceptibility gene.” The scope is exemplified by the unique approach to disease entities normally dealt with in a single chapter in most texts. For example, anaphylaxis, a topic u- ally confined to one chapter in most textbooks, is given five chapters in Allergy Frontiers. This approach allows the text to employ multiple contributors for a single topic, giving the reader the advantage of being introduced to more than one vi- point regarding a single disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ruby Pawankar
    • 1
  • Stephen T. Holgate
    • 2
  • Lanny J. Rosenwasser
    • 3
  1. 1.Nippon Medical SchoolBunkyo-kuJapan
  2. 2.Southampton General HospitalUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Childrens's Mercy Hospital and ClinicUMKC School of MedicineKansas CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Allergy Frontiers: Classification and Pathomechanisms
  • Editors Ruby Pawankar
    Stephen T. Holgate
    Lanny J. Rosenwasser
  • Series Title Allergy Frontiers
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-88314-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-99861-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-88315-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 606
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Allergology
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

"Allergy Frontiers is a remarkable undertaking by 3 well-known experts in the field of allergy/immunology. … This text brings the reader up to date on the basic science of allergic diseases. … will serve as a catalyst for further research. … helpful to clinicians, who are often challenged to understand why some patients respond to treatment and others do not. … will serve as an invaluable resource for academicians, allergy/immunology training programs, and curious individuals who require more than a basic understanding of the subject." (Katherine Gundling, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 302 (17), November, 2009)