Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy: 4th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy

4th Edition

By Richard F. Lockey

Edited by F. Lockey Richard, Dennis K. Ledford

CRC Press

576 pages | 89 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781420061970
pub: 2008-08-19
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429136849
pub: 2008-08-19
from $115.00

FREE Standard Shipping!


Modernized and updated, Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy, Fourth Edition discusses all major areas of allergens and immunotherapies:

  • pollens
  • animal/insect
  • fungi
  • food
  • the manufacture and standardization of allergen vaccines
  • the administration of vaccines
  • the avoidance and treatment of adverse effects

Compiling the research of an influential team of investigators and scientists, Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy is filled with quick reference charts, tables and indexes. Allergists, immunologists, and otolaryngologists will find this new streamlined fourth edition a great practical reference for on-the-go diagnosis, treatment, and management of allergies.


  • new focus on the most relevant information related to allergens and immunotherapy
  • new concise chapters for easier use as a daily reference
  • the new cutting edge method of sublingual swallow immunotherapy is fully discussed
  • describes inhaled, ingested, and injected allergens
  • allergen vaccines from formulation to manufacture to administration
  • details the avoidance and treatment for adverse effects
  • covers allergen vaccines from formulation to manufacture to administration

Table of Contents

Part I Basics Pages

1. Allergen Immunotherapy in Historical Perspective Sheldon G. Cohen and Richard Evans, III

2. Definition of an Allergen (Immunobiology) Malcolm N. Blumenthal and Andreas Rosenberg

3. Allergen Nomenclature Martin D. Chapman

4. Immunologic Responses to Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy Stephen J. Till and Stephen R. Durham

5. Immunologic Responses to Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy Mübeccel Akdis

Part II Allergens: Inhalational, Ingested and Injected

6. Tree Pollen Allergens Ines Swoboda, Teresa Twaroch, Monika Grote and Rudolf Valenta

7. Grass Pollen Allergens Robert E. Esch

8. Weed Pollen Allergens Shyam S. Mohapatra, Richard F. Lockey and Florentino Polo

9. Fungal Allergens Hari M. Vijay and Viswanath P. Kurup

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

11. Cockroach and Other Inhalant Insect Allergens Anna Pomés

12. Mammalian Allergens Tuomas Virtanen and Tuure Kinnunen

13. Food Allergens Ricki M. Helm and A. Wesley Burks

14. Hymenoptera Allergens Te Piao King and Miles Guralnick

15. Biting Insect Allergens Donald R. Hoffman

16. Occupational Allergens Andrew M. Smith and David Bernstein

Part III Immunotherapy Techniques: Preparations and Administration of Subcutaneous and Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy

17. Standardized Allergen Vaccines in the United States Jay E. Slater

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

19. Preparing and Mixing Allergen Vaccines for Subcutaneous Immunotherapy Harold S. Nelson

20. Administration of Subcutaneous Allergen Vaccines Michael Radtke and Leslie C. Grammer

21. Adminstration of Sublingual Vaccines Giovanni Passalacqua and Giorgio W. Canonica

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

23. Sublingual Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis, Allergic Asthma and Prevention of Allergic Diseases Moises A. Calderón, Martin Penagos and Stephen R. Durham

24. Immunotherapy for Hymenoptera Venom and Biting Insect Hypersensitivity Ulrich Müller, David B. K. Golden and Richard F. Lockey

Part IV Other Types of Immunotherapy

25. Modified Allergens, Adjuvants and Experimental Forms of Allergen Immunotherapy Shyam S. Mohapatra, Homero San-Juan-Vergara, Nicole Wopfner and Fatima Ferreira

26. Anti-IgE Therapy 16 Eckard Hamelmann and Ulrich Wahn

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

28. Unproven and Controversial Forms of Immunotherapy Abba I. Terr and Haig Tcheurekdjian

Part V Prevention and Management of Adverse Effects

29. Adverse Effects and Fatalities Associated with Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy Samuel C. Bukantz, Andrew S. Bagg and Richard F. Lockey

30. Adverse Effects Associated with Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy Giovanni Passalacqua and Erkka Valovirta

31. Prevention and Treatment of Anaphylaxis Stephen F. Kemp and Richard D. deShazo

32. Instructions and Consent Forms for Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy Linda Cox and Richard F. Lockey

33. Instructions and Consent Forms for Sublingual Immunotherapy Pascal Demoly and Claude André

About the Series

Clinical Allergy and Immunology

Learn more…

Subject Categories

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