Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy: Subcutaneous, Sublingual, and Oral, Fifth Edition, 5th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy

Subcutaneous, Sublingual, and Oral, Fifth Edition, 5th Edition

Edited by Richard F. Lockey, Dennis K. Ledford

CRC Press

576 pages

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This fifth edition of the bestselling Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy is now completely updated and revised to include subcutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunomodulator treatments of allergic disease.

The redesigned book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of all types of allergens and allergen vaccines, giving clinicians the essential information they need to accurately make a diagnosis and offer the best possible treatments.

The fifth edition contains many new and revised chapters—particularly in the fields of skin testing—and extensive updates to the sublingual and oral immunotherapy chapters.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive – covers a vast range of allergens and allergen immunotherapies, providing all the necessary information in one volume

  • Synoptic – supplies the essential information using figures and tables for instant access

  • Up-to-date – includes the very latest information on subcutaneous, sublingual and oral allergen immunotherapies to offer the best possible treatments

  • Reliable – provides basic information that all clinicians need to know about cross-reactivity among allergens and how it influences diagnosis and treatment, as well as the key information necessary to carry out any form of immunotherapy in a safe and effective manner

  • Supplemental forms – contains template forms that can be used by the clinician in daily practice

The fifth edition of this classic text continues to be an essential touchstone for any practitioner who conducts skin tests and prescribes subcutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunotherapies.


Table of Contents


Allergen Immunotherapy in a Historical Perspective; David Fitzhugh, Sheldon G. Cohen, and Richard Evans III (deceased)

Definition of an Allergen (Immunobiology); Malcolm N. Blumenthal and Lauren Fine

Allergen Nomenclature; Heimo Breiteneder and Martin D. Chapman

Immunological Responses to Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy; Mohamed H. Shamji, Stephen J. Till, and Stephen R. Durham

Immunologic Responses to Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy;

Ozge Soyer and Mübeccel Akdis

Immunologic Responses to Oral Allergen Immunotherapy; Sakura Sato and Motohiro Ebisawa

In Vivo Testing for Allergic Diseases; Richard W. Weber

Serological (In Vitro) Testing Methods in the Diagnosis of Human Allergic Disease; Robert G. Hamilton

Allergens: Inhalation, Ingested, and Injected

Tree Pollen Allergens; Katharina Marth, Tetiana Garmatiuk, Ines Swoboda, and Rudolf Valenta

Grass Pollen Allergens; Robert E. Esch

Weed Pollen Allergens; Fátima Ferreira, Gabriele Gadermaier, Michael Hauser, and Michael Wallner

Fungal Allergens; Hari M. Vijay, Viswanath P. Kurup, and Jonathan A. Bernstein

Mite Allergens; Enrique Fernández-Caldas, Leonardo Puerta, Luis Caraballo, and Richard F. Lockey

Cockroach and Other Inhalant Insect Allergens; Anna Pomés

Mammalian Allergens; Tuomas Virtanen, Tuure Kinnunen, and Marja Rytkönen-Nissinen

Food Allergens;Mike Kulis and A. Wesley Burks

Hymenoptera Allergens;Te Piao King and Miles Guralnick

Biting Insect and Tick Allergens;Donald R. Hoffman

Occupational Allergens; Andrew M. Smith and David I. Bernstein

Immunotherapy Techniques: Preparation and Administration of Subcutaneous and Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy

Standardized Allergen Vaccines in the United States; Ronald L. Rabin and Jay E. Slater

Manufacturing and Standardizing Allergen Extracts in Europe;Jørgen Nedergaard Larsen, Christian Gauguin Houghton, Manuel Lombardero Vega, and Henning Løwenstein

Preparing Subcutaneous Allergen Vaccines;Harold S. Nelson

Preparing and Administering Sublingual Allergen Vaccines; Miguel Casanovas and Enrique Fernández-Caldas

Subcutaneous Administration of Allergen Vaccines;Sarah Peterson and Leslie C. Grammer

Administration of Sublingual Vaccines;Giovanni Passalacqua and Giorgio Walter Canonica

Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis, Allergic Asthma, and Prevention of Allergic Diseases; Hans-Jørgen Malling and Jean Bousquet

Sublingual Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis, Allergic Asthma, Food Allergy, and Prevention of Allergic Diseases; Moisés A. Calderón, Martin Penagos, and Stephen R. Durham

Oral Immunotherapy for Food and Latex Allergy;Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn and Scott H. Sicherer

Immunotherapy for Hymenoptera Venom Hypersensitivity; Ulrich Müller, David B. K. Golden, Richard F. Lockey, and Byol Shin

Other Types of Immunotherapy

Recombinant and Modified Vaccines and Adjuvants Used for Allergen Immunotherapy;Nana Fenny, Vesselin V. Dimov, and Thomas B. Casale

Anti-IgE Therapy;Eckard Hamelmann and Ulrich Wahn

Unproven and Controversial Forms of lmmunotherapy;Haig Tcheurekdjian and Abba I. Terr

Prevention and Management of Adverse Effects

Adverse Effects and Fatalities Associated with Allergen Skin Testing and Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy;Andrew S. Bagg and Richard F. Lockey

Adverse Effects Associated with Sublingual Immunotherapy;Giovanni Passalacqua and Erkka Valovirta

Adverse Effects Associated with Oral Allergen Immunotherapy;Robert A. Wood

Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention of Anaphylaxis; Stephen F. Kemp and Richard D. deShazo

Instruction and Consent Forms for Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy; Linda Cox and Richard F. Lockey

Information and Consent Forms for Sublingual and Oral Allergen Immunotherapy; Pascal Demoly and Claude André (deceased)


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Immunology
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine