Allergen Immunotherapy Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy
Fourth edition edited by Richard F. Lockey

Modernized and updated, Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy, Fourth edition discusses all major areas of allergens and immunotherapies.

The book features the latest science, rationale and methods for sublingual immunotherapy, inhaled, ingested and injected allergens, and allergen vaccines from formulation to manufacture to administration. It also details avoidance and treatment for adverse effects.

This new streamlined fourth edition contains many reference charts and tables. Allergists, immunologists and otolaryngologists will find it a great practical reference for on-the-go diagnosis, treatment and management of allergies.


Part I: Basics

  1. Allergen Immunotherapy in Historical Perspective
  2. Definition of An Allergen
  3. Allergen Nomenclature
  4. Immunologic Responses to Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy
  5. Immunologic Responses to Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy

Part II: Allergens, Inhalational, Ingested and Injected

  1. Tree Pollen Allergens
  2. Grass Pollen Allergens
  3. Weed Pollen Allergens
  4. Fungal Allergens
  5. Mite Allergens
  6. Cockroach and Other Inhalant Insect Allergens
  7. Mammalian Allergens
  8. Food Allergens
  9. Hymenoptera Allergens
  10. Biting Insect Allergens
  11. Occupational Allergens

Part III: Immunologic Techniques: Preparations and Administration of Subcutaneous and Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy

  1. Standardized Allergen Vaccines in the United States
  2. Manufacturing and Standardizing allergen Extracts in Europe
  3. Preparing and Mixing Allergen Vaccines for Subcutaneous Immunotherapy
  4. Subcutaneous Administration of Allergen Vaccines
  5. Administration of Sublingual Vaccines
  6. Subcutaneous Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis, Allergic Asthma, and Prevention of Allergic Diseases
  7. Immunotherapy for Hymenoptera Venom Hypersensitivity

Part IV: Other Types of Immunotherapy

  1. Experimental Forms of Allergen Immunotherapy with Modified Allergens
  2. Anti-IgE Therapy
  3. Immunotherapy for Food and Latex Allergy
  4. Unproven and Controversial Forms of Immunotherapy

Part V: Prevention and Management of Adverse Effects

  1. Adverse Effects and Fatalities Associated with Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy
  2. Adverse Effects Associated with Sublingual Immunotherapy
  3. Prevention and Treatment of Anaphylaxis
  4. Instructions and Consnt Forms for Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy
  5. Information and Consent Forms for Sublingual Immunotherapy


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Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy
Fourth edition edited by Richard F. Lockey
2008 • 550 pages • $248.95 + shipping
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