Case Studies in Immunology recapitulates major topics of immunology as the background to a selection of real clinical cases that serve to reinforce and extend the basic science, vividly illustrating the importance of an understanding of immunology in diagnosis and therapy. As well as being a valuable revision aid, Case Studies in Immunology introduces in a clinical setting the major common disorders of immunity, including hypersensitivity types I-IV and autoimmune disorders such as lupus and autoimmune diabetes. It also describes and explains the consequences of some of the most important immune deficiencies. Each case history is preceded by basic scientific facts essential to understanding the immunology behind the disease or disorder. An end-of-case summary, questions, and discussion points end each case. Five new cases have been added to this latest edition: * Omenn's Syndrome * Graft-versus-Host Disease * X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome * Multiple Sclerosis * Auto Lymphoproliferative Syndrome Can be used as a stand alone text or alongside the bestselling Immunobiology by Janeway et al. or Parham's recently published The Immune System.
Table of Contents
1. Congenital Asplenia 2. X-linked Agammaglobulinemia 3. Hyper IgM Immunodeficiency 4. MHC Class I Deficiency 5. X-linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency 6. Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency 7. Toxic Shock Syndrome 8. Contact Sensitivity to Poison Ivy 9. Omenn Syndrome 10. Hereditary Angioneurotic Edema 11. Factor I Deficiency 12. Graft-Versus-Host Disease 13. AIDS in Mother and Child 14. Acute Infectious Mononucleosis 15. Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency 16. Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome 17. X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome 18. Chronic Granulomatous Disease 19. Allergic Asthma 20. Myasthenia Gravis 21. MHC Class II Deficiency 22. Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn 23. Multiple Sclerosis 24. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia 25. Kidney Graft for Complications of Autoimmune Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus 26. Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome 27. Pemphigus Vulgaris 28. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 29. Acute Systemic Anaphylaxis 30. Drug-Induced Serum Sickness 31. Multiple Myeloma 32. T-Cell Lymphoma 33. Interferon-g Receptor Deficiency 34. Lepromatous Leprosy 35. Atopic Dermatitis