This book, commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and written by international experts, provides consensus views on the most important issues related to allergic hypersensitivities. The text details predictive testing, diagnosis, epidemiological monitoring of intervention measures, sources of sensitizing agents, and mechanisms of action.
Contributors extensively cover allergic hypersensitivity reactions of the skin and the respiratory system. They present the current knowledge on hypersensitivity reactions of the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys. Major gaps in existing information about allergic hypersensitivities are highlighted and recommendations for future research are given. Practical methods are provided for establishing preventive programs.
Allergic Hypersensitivities Induced by Chemicals offers valuable information to both scientists and public health officials. This is a useful reference for health professionals in their work with allergies, allergens, and allergy sufferers.
Offers an international view on important issues
Introduction: Hypersensitivities Induced by Chemicals-Report on a WHO Consultation. Respiratory Allergy: Hypersensitivity Reactions: Definitions, Basic Mechanisms, and Localizations. Mechanisms of Chemical Respiratory Allergy. Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects of Respiratory Allergy. Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Allergy. Predictive Testing for Respiratory Allergy. Chemical Respiratory Allergy: Exposure and Dose-Response Relationships. Prevention of Occupational Respiratory Allergy. The Role of Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution in Allergic Diseases. Skin Allergy: Mechanisms of Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Chemicals. Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects of Hypersensitivity Reactions of the Skin. Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypersensitivity Reactions of the Skin. Predictive Testing for Skin Allergy. Skin Allergy: Exposures and Dose-Response Relationships. Prevention of Allergic Contact Sensitization. Other Tissue Allergies: Gastrointestinal Tract Allergy and Intolerance. Kidney and Allergy. Glossary. Index.