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WAO Medical Book Review

Posted: August 2013

Allergen Immunotherapy, An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics
(The Clinics: Internal Medicine)
Edited by Linda Cox, MD
Copyright 2011 Saunders
ISBN 10: 1455711489
ISBN 13: 978-1455711482

Available from:
Elsevier, $99.00 US
Amazon, $94.05 US

Reviewer
Omursen Yildirim, MD
Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department
Istanbul, Turkey

Description
Written by the world's leading specialists in the field of allergy and immunology, this comprehensive book is a state-of-the art review of allergen immunotherapy.

Purpose
The purpose of this scholarly book is to deliver concise, up-to-date coverage of allergen immunotherapy from allergen preparation to immunological parameters for monitoring its efficacy. This book not only offers an informative look at the history and development of this disease-altering treatment but also reveals novel approaches and formulations.

Audience
The intended audience of this book includes all specialists with an interest in allergen immunotherapy.

Features
This book is an engaging compilation of both clinical and basic science information. In separate chapters – history, immunological mechanisms, indications, clinical implications, outcome measures, efficacy meta-analyses, novel and future approaches of allergen immunotherapy – the topic is thoroughly reviewed.

Assessment
In my opinion, the greatest strength of this book lies in the rich selection of authors who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and contributions to the field of allergen immunotherapy. I can recommend this excellent text to everyone interested in allergen immunotherapy without hesitation.