Essentials of Clinical Immunology provides the most up-to-date, core information required to understand diseases with an immunological basis. Clinically focussed, the sixth edition of this classic text presents theoretical and practical information in a simple yet thorough way. Essentials of Clinical Immunology covers the underlying pathophysiology, the signs and symptoms of disease, the investigations required and guidance on the management of patients. Perfect for clinical medical students, junior doctors and medical professionals seeking a refresher in the role of immunology in clinical medicine, this comprehensive text features fully updated clinical information, boxes with key points, real-life case histories to illustrate key concepts and an index of contents at the start of each chapter. A companion website at www.immunologyclinic.com provides additional learning tools, including more case studies, interactive multiple-choice questions and answers, all of the photographs and illustrations from the book, links to useful websites, and a selection of review articles from the journal Clinical and Experimental Immunology.
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Preface to the Sixth Edition iv Preface to the First Edition v How to Use Your Textbook vi About the Companion Website ix Key to Illustrations x 1 Basic Components: Structure and Function 1 2 Infection 34 3 Immunodeficiency 54 4 Anaphylaxis and Allergy 86 5 Autoimmunity 105 6 Lymphoproliferative Disorders 121 7 Immune Manipulation 137 8 Transplantation 157 9 Kidney Diseases 171 10 Joints and Muscles 194 11 Skin Diseases 219 12 Eye Diseases 236 13 Chest Diseases 245 14 Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases 263 15 Endocrinology and Diabetes 288 16 Non-Malignant Haematological Diseases 300 17 Neuroimmunology 312 18 Immunological Diseases in Pregnancy 324 19 Techniques in Clinical Immunology 332 Appendix: Further Resources 351 Index 353