Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management by Massoud Mahmoudi

By Massoud Mahmoudi

This hugely sensible, easy-to-read, absolutely up-to-date and extended source bargains quite a lot of designated directions and insights in hypersensitive reaction medication. Written by way of a number one hypersensitive reaction clinician -- besides a popular workforce of nationally well-known specialist members in hypersensitive reaction and immunology, pulmonary, and infectious illnesses -- this name is a confirmed source for front-line normal practitioners, particularly basic care physicians. the main clinically proper info is equipped at the pathophysiology, analysis, therapy, and prevention of all significant allergic problems. each one bankruptcy has a bit on “Evidence-Based medication” that introduces one to 2 fresh learn courses at the topic, and a number of other chapters were written via new authors. overlaying the total scope of grownup and pediatric hypersensitivity and bronchial asthma and arranged by means of particular organ which courses the reader to diagnostic and healing recommendations fast and simply, the ebook deals a wealth of exceptional illustrations, key techniques, administration protocols, and up to date references. a useful contribution to the sphere, hypersensitive reaction and Asthma: useful analysis and administration, 2nd Edition can be of titanic worth not just to basic care physicians, but in addition to fellows in education, citizens, nurses, nurse practitioners, and scientific and allied healthiness scholars.

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16 M. Mahmoudi Thanks to continuous research in the field of allergy and immunology, we are learning more about our immune system. A combination of basic research, observational studies, and clinical trials helps us put together the pieces of the unknown. As we learn about the immune system, we come up with newer and better explanations for the pathophysiology of allergic and immunologic diseases. For example, many studies have shed light on the pathophysiology of allergen recognition; each study adds to our knowledge of evidence-based medicine in understanding the complicated nature of the disease.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. 2007. Chapter 3 Prevalence of Allergic Diseases in Children, Adults, and Elderly Massoud Mahmoudi Introduction Allergic diseases affect individuals of all ages from infancy to the old age. The incidence and prevalence of the specific disease, however, change as the allergic individual marches toward the late adulthood. 1). Theoretically, the same allergic disease may present in different age groups; yet, the prevalence of a specific allergic disease may be higher in one age group and not the other.

6). According to the 2012 M. net © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 M. 1007/978-3-319-30835-7_3 29 M. 4 % of 75 and over age groups are affected in the USA. , less than 5 years of age, allergic rhinitis symptoms are mainly due to indoor allergens such as pet danders, dust mites, molds, and cockroaches. Seasonal allergies start at 3–4 years of age; this is due to the time, usually two to three seasonal exposures, needed from sensitization to expression of the symptoms. As one reaches the late adulthood, allergic rhinitis becomes a less common problem.

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