This expanded and revised Second Edition of Urticaria and Angioedema aids physicians in understanding the pathomechanisms involved in urticaria to ensure appropriate diagnosis and follow-through treatment.
New to the Second Edition:
- updated content on cellular and clinical practice paradigms
- new chapters on epidemiology, diagnostic techniques, acute urticaria, non-hereditary angioedema, systemic mastocytosis, and hypersinophilic syndrome
- the latest screening tests for autoimmune urticaria
- the latest data on autoimmune mechanisms that initiate chronic urticaria and angioedema in some patients, and abnormalities of signal transduction that may be found in both the autoimmune and "idiopathic" subgroups
Table of Contents
What Is Urticaria? Anatomical, Physiological, and Histological Considerations and Classification. Epidemiology. Mast Cells. Basophils. Mechanisms of Bradykinin Formation. The Complement System: Mechanisms of Activation, Regulation, and Role in Innate and Adaptive Immunity. The IgE-Mediated Cutaneous Late-Phase Reaction. Diagnostic Techniques for Urticaria and Angioedema. Acute Urticaria. Contact Urticaria. Physical and Cholinergic Urticarias. Urticaria and Angioedema in Infancy and Early Childhood. Final Manuscript to Urticaria Book. Diagnosis of Difficult Urticiaria and Angioedema. Hereditary Disorders with Urticaria or Angioedema. Hereditary Angioedema and Acquired C1 Inhibitor Deficiency. Chronic Urticaria: Autoimmune Chronic Urticaria and Idiopathic Chronic Urticaria. Chronic Urticaria: General Principles and Management. Urticaria: Principles of Antihistamine Treatment. Treatment of Chronic Urticaria: Approaches other than Antihistaminics. Urticarial Vasculitis/Venulitis. Nonhereditary Angioedema and Idiopathic Anaphylaxis. Systemic Disorders with Urticaria and/or Angioedema. Systemic Mastocytosis. Hypereosinophilic Syndromes.
Allen P. Kaplan, Malcolm W. Greaves