1st Edition

Clinical Allergy and Asthma Management in Adolescents and Young Adults

Edited By Ravindran Chetambath, Venugopal Panicker Copyright 2022
    292 Pages 26 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    292 Pages 26 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    292 Pages 26 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    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


    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


    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.