Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

Definition, Diagnosis, and Management

Editors: Rezaei, Nima, Aghamohammadi, Asghar, Notarangelo, Luigi D. (Eds.)

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Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a group of disorders involving defects in one or more components of the immune system, and are characterized by an increased incidence of infections, autoimmunity, and malignancies. Although PID seem to be rare, the number of patients diagnosed has increased in recent years, and more than 150 different forms of PID have been identified. Nevertheless, because of inadequate medical awareness, a significant number of patients with PID are either not recognized as having a PID or are not diagnosed as early as they should be. Such delays lead to a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality among affected individuals.
Our understanding of PID is improving rapidly, which will hopefully lead to more accurate diagnosis and efficient disease management. This book contains the most recent advances in the field, as well as a concise and structured review of previously identified PID. Although the book’s primary focus is on practical diagnosis and management, the pathophysiology of PID is also discussed.
This book is a comprehensive yet manageable resource for physicians and nurses wishing to learn more about PID, as well as a useful tool for both doctors-in-training and specialists in clinical decision-making and treatment planning.

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From the reviews:

"This is a great book. … The book is written by a number of well recognised authors who are experts in their field and there is international representation. … The chapters are well-written and up-to-date. … The book is punctuated throughout with very good colour clinical photographs that help bring out some of the salient points in the text, and are to be recommended. … an excellent book and there should be at least one copy in every immunology department, university and hospital library." (Andrew Gennery, Immunology News, May, 2009)

"It provides a useful and easy-to-read update, covering most of the disorders associated with defects in lymphocytes, phagocytes, and complement. … This will be informative for health planners. … Clinicians … will inevitably follow the many citations at the end of each chapter. … immunologists and specialist nurses managing the care of patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases should have this text on their shelves, as should general pediatric departments and hospital medical libraries. The book will likewise be of interest to scientists … ." (A. D. B. Webster, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 302 (9), September, 2009)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

    Rezaei, Nima (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • Combined T and B Cell Immunodeficiencies

    Deist, Françoise (et al.)

    Pages 39-95

  • Predominantly Antibody Deficiencies

    Aghamohmmadi, Asghar (et al.)

    Pages 97-130

  • Phagocytes Defects

    Wintergerst, Uwe (et al.)

    Pages 131-166

  • Genetic Disorders of Immune Regulation

    Speckmann, Carsten (et al.)

    Pages 167-194

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
Book Subtitle
Definition, Diagnosis, and Management
Editors
  • Nima Rezaei
  • Asghar Aghamohammadi
  • Luigi D. Notarangelo
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78936-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78936-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 358
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