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Case Studies in Immunology, Fifth Edition cites major topics of immunology as the background to a selection of real clinical cases that serve to reinforce and extend the basic science. This new edition vividly illustrates the importance of an understanding of immunology in diagnosis and therapy. As well as being a valuable review 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 multiple sclerosis. 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 finish each case. Case Studies in Immunology can be used as a stand-alone book, or as a clinical companion alongside Janeway's Immunobiology, Seventh Edition (ISBN 0-8153-4123-9) and The Immune System, Third Edition (ISBN 0-8153-4146-8).
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Raif S. Geha is the Prince Turki Al-Saud Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Immunology at Boston's Children's Hospital, and is a practicing clinician doing research on immunity.
Fred S. Rosen (deceased) had a long and distinguished career in which he has combined clinical practice in immunodeficiency diseases with cutting-edge research on basic mechanisms in immunity. Dr. Rosen was affiliated with Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Blood Research at the Harvard Medical School.Review:
"Case Studies in Immunology: A Clinical Companion should...¦be compulsory reading for any medical student doing Immunology, although I am sure it will have a broader appeal...brings to life clinical immunology in a relevant and exciting way...¦this is an excellent book..."
British Society of Immunology Journal, Immunology News, May 2008
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