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WAO Medical Book Review

Posted: September 2009

Urticaria and Angioedema, Second Edition
Allen P. Kaplan, Malcolm W. Greaves (Editors)
Informa Healthcare, 2009
ISBN: 9781420077841
List Price: $299.00 USD
Available at: Barnes and Noble

Reviewer:
Roger W. Fox, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Division of Allergy
Tampa, Florida USA

Description
This 455 page book entitled "Urticaria and Angioedema" has 25 Chapters. The international authorities and authors review the basic mechanisms and cellular interactions involved in this spectrum of disorders that manifest as urticaria and angioedema and how to diagnosis and treat them.

Purpose
A comprehensive compendium of clinically useful knowledge about urticaria and angioedema.

Audience
All specialists and healthcare professionals that see patients with these diseases.

Features
The chapters review the essential knowledge required to understand the pathophysiology of different forms of urticaria and angioedema as well as how to clinically evaluate and treat them.

Assessment
This textbook is essential for any physician who routinely evaluates and treats patients with these diseases, in particular, for allergists/immunologists and dermatologists.