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Clinical Allergy and Asthma Management in Adolescents and Young Adults

ISBN 9780367646783
Published November 30, 2021 by CRC Press
292 Pages 26 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This text addresses the need for a practical handbook on asthma and allergy in adolescents and young adults, which constitutes an interesting and challenging age group. Asthma may diminish in intensity with age but is still an ongoing concern. In addition, compliance with management is not generally successful, with the risk that, the failure to treat it adequately could lead to long-term sequelae (namely, COPD). Finally, obesity and sedentarism in young adults and adolescents can worsen asthma on the one hand, while some can be athletes on the other hand. This ready reckoner aims to help in understanding clinical allergy, which is imperative for every physician who is caring for patients with asthma given its high prevalence and heterogeneous treatment options.


  • Covers allergic diseases in general and asthma in detail, and provides comprehensive coverage of clinical features, diagnosis and management, using a case-based approach
  • Creates awareness of the fundamentals of clinical allergy, helping physicians make wise choices in medical and surgical management, especially in resource-limited settings
  • Features insight from international authors with clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma in the specific age group of adolescents and young adults

Table of Contents


Section-1- ALLERGY
1. Biology of allergy
Jayaprakash Balakrishnan

2. Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis
Aratrika Das, Saibal Moitra

3. Atopic dermatitis and eczema
Bindu Cheriattil Govindan

4. Urticaria
Venugopal Panicker, Arjun Suresh

5. Hereditary angioedema
Sailal Mohanlal

6. Food allergy
Mahesh P Anand

7. Drug allergy
Rajesh Venkitakrishnan

8. Insect allergy
Balachandran Jay

9. Life threatening allergy
Benita Florence, Dodiy Herman

10. Allergy testing
Devasahayam J Christopher, Jefferson Daniel


11. Epidemiology of Asthma in Children and Young Adults
Anitha Kumari, Sanjeev Nair

12. Hygiene hypothesis and global increase in incidence of Asthma
Surinder K. Jindal,  Aditya Jindal

13. Pathophysiology of asthma
Ajith Kumar A.K, Tisekar Owais Rafique Ahmed

14. Smoking and Vaping in young adults and its influence on asthma
Sujeet Rajan

15.Clinical Presentation of Asthma in adolescents & young adults
Rajesh Swarnakar

16. Diagnosis of asthma
George A D’Souza

17.Asthma in children- What happens when they grow?
Lisha Pallivalappil, Ravindran Chetambath

18. Asthma in pregnancy
Priti Nair

19. Asthma and obesity
Ravindran Chetambath

20. Difficult to control asthma
Ravindran Chetambath

21. Acute severe Asthma: Diagnosis and Management
Priyank Jain, Deepak Talwar

22. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Venugopal Panicker, Arjun Suresh

23. Pulmonary Eosinophilia
Kiran Vishnu Narayan


24. Patient education and Lifestyle Modification in Asthma Management
Alpa Dalal, Tarang Kulkarni, Manas Mengar

25. Role of antihistamines, antileukotrienes and mast cell stabilizers in allergy and asthma
Paramez Ayyappath

26. Role of bronchodilators in Asthma
Vishnu Sharma

27.Role of Corticosteroids in Allergic Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults
Abha Mahashur, Ashok Mahashur

28. Inhaler Therapy for Asthma in Adolescents and Young Adults
Shajahan P Sulaiman

29. Management of Chronic severe asthma
Munavvar M, Saleel Punnilath Abdulsamad

30. Biological for Asthma in adolescents & Young adults
Arjun Padmanabhan, Soofia Mohammed

31. Allergen immunotherapy  
Jyothi Edakalavan, Ravindran Chetambath

32. Management guidelines for asthma in young adults
Nishtha Singh, Virendra Singh

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Dr Ravindran Chetambath, MD, FRCP, MBA is the Professor and Head of Pulmonary Medicine at DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, Wayanad, Kerala.

Dr Venugopal Panicker, MD, DNB, DETRD, FCCP is currently the Professor & Head, Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine, Govt. TD Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala.