Allergy and Asthma

The Basics to Best Practices

  • Massoud Mahmoudi (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Timothy Craig
  • Dennis K. Ledford
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. William J. Lavery, Jonathan A. Bernstein
  2. Robert Ledford
  3. John Havens Cary, Howard I. Maibach
  4. Satoshi Yoshida
  5. Niharika Rath, Salman Aljubran
  6. Karla E. Adams, John F. Freiler, Theodore M. Freeman, Dennis Ledford
  7. Vivian Wang, Fonda Jiang, Anita Kallepalli, Joseph Yusin
  8. John D. Brannan, John M. Weiler
  9. Devi Kanti Banerjee
  10. Neeti Bhardwaj
  11. Christina G. Kwong, Jeffrey R. Stokes
  12. Joseph D. Spahn, Ryan Israelsen
  13. Sy Duong-Quy, Krista Todoric
  14. Helen Wang, Zachary Marshall, Nicholas Rider, David B. Corry
  15. Christopher Chang, Patrick S. C. Leung, Saurabh Todi, Lori Zadoorian
  16. John Johnson, Tina Abraham, Monica Sandhu, Devi Jhaveri, Robert Hostoffer, Theodore Sher
  17. Faoud T. Ishmael, Ronaldo Paolo Panganiban, Simin Zhang
  18. Gisoo Ghaffari
  19. Rayna J. Doll, Nancy I. Joseph, David McGarry, Devi Jhaveri, Theodore Sher, Robert Hostoffer
  20. Saumya Maru, Timothy Craig
  21. Sebastian Sylvestre, Doerthe Adriana Andreae
  22. Brian P. Peppers, Robert Hostoffer, Theodore Sher
  23. Jennifer Padden Elliott, Nicole Sossong, Deborah Gentile, Kacie M. Kidd, Christina E. Conte, Jonathan D. Skoner et al.
  24. James M. Tracy, Jeffrey G. Demain
  25. Massoud Mahmoudi
  26. Sharzad Alagheband, Catherine Cranford, Patricia Stewart
  27. Brian Patrick Peppers, Robert Hostoffer, Theodore Sher
  28. Justin Greiwe, Jonathan A. Bernstein
  29. Thanai Pongdee, James T. Li
  30. Shan Shan Wu, Adi Cosic, Kathleen Gibbons, William Pender, Brian Peppers, Robert Hostoffer
  31. Wilfredo Cosme-Blanco, Yanira Arce-Ayala, Iona Malinow, Sylvette Nazario
  32. Mark F. Sands, Faoud T. Ishmael, Elizabeth M. Daniel

About this book


Allergy is a unique area of medicine that is not taught as a single subject in medical or allied health schools. Therefore learning the fundamentals of this distinctive area of medicine requires gathering information from various disciplines. This is because the allergic diseases affect various organ systems and the practice of a wide range of physicians such as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists, among others; all encounter patients with such problems.  As knowledge in this area of medicine grows, clinicians and trainees need a resource to learn the basics as well as intermediate and advanced concepts and strategies.   This title is intended to serve as a single comprehensive reference covering all needed knowledge of allergic diseases. 

The authors of this work will be comprised of some of the foremost experts in the field, coming primarily from the United States.  They will cover their topics using a structured, consistent format from chapter to chapter to provide continuity and uniformity to the work.  This reference will not only provide basic knowledge on diagnosing and treating allergies, but will go beyond the basics and also emphasize using a systematic approach to working up and treating a patient.  Ample numbers of tables and illustrations for better visualization of the complicated areas will be provided in each chapter.  Discussion about trends, current research, and future research directions for each disorder will be incorporated as warranted.  Summary sections will be used.  Following initial publication, new information to the existing chapters, or entirely new chapters, will be added as necessary via continuous updating. 

The audience for this reference work includes physicians and residents in allergy and immunology, pulmonology, ENT, gastroenterology, dermatology, ophthalmology and other specialties; physician assistants, nursing professionals, allergy fellows (in-training), primary care providers, and allied health personnel are also part of the audience.  Medical students will also find the work of value, as will researchers in a range of areas especially immunology and food science.  


allergic diseases allergy allergy diagnosis allergy treatment immunology

Editors and affiliations

  • Massoud Mahmoudi (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • Timothy Craig
    • 2
  • Dennis K. Ledford
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of California San Francisco Department of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Milton S Hershey Med CtrPenn State University Milton S Hershey Med CtrHersheyUSA
  3. 3.Suite 502Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Suite 502TampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58726-4
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