Immune System Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817281
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817289
  • DDC: 616.97
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Provides basic consumer health information about immune system function, diseases, treatments and management of related disorders. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Immune System Overview.
2: Understanding the Immune System: How It Works.
3: Immune Response and Tolerance.
4: Vaccines and Immunity.
5: Major Disorders of the Immune System.
6: Genetics and Epigenetics of Immunity.
7: Alcohol Impairment of Immune Function.
8: Immune System Research.
9: Inherited and Acquired Immune Deficiency Diseases.
10: Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases (PIDDs).
11: Ataxia-Telangiectasia.
12: Chédiak-Higashi syndrome.
13: Chronic Granulomatous Disease.
14: DiGeorge Syndrome.
15: Hyperimmunoglobulin M Syndrome.
16: Selective Immunoglobulin A Deficiency.
17: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.
18: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome.
19: X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia.
20: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
21: AIDS and Opportunistic Infections.
22: Autoimmune Diseases.
23: Autoimmune Disease in Women.
24: Addison Disease.
25: Alopecia Areata.
26: Autoimmune-Related Anemias.
27: Behçet Disease.
28: Autoimmune Disorders of Blood and Blood Vessels.
29: Celiac Disease.
30: Autoimmune Disorders of Connective Tissues, Bone, and Joints.
31: Type 1 Diabetes.
32: Autoimmune Disorders of Eye.
33: Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
34: Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
35: Inflammatory Myopathies.
36: Autoimmune Liver Disorders.
37: Myocarditis.
38: Paraneoplastic Syndromes.
39: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS).
40: Autoimmune Renal and Kidney Disorders.
41: Sarcoidosis.
42: Autoimmune Skin Disorders.
43: Thyroid Disease.
44: Other Altered Immune Responses.
45: Serum Sickness.
46: Blood Transfusion Reactions.
47: Transplant Rejection.
48: Anaphylaxis.
49: Diagnostic Tests and Tools Involved in Immune Disorders.
50: Getting a Proper Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease.
51: Immune Function and Antibody Blood Tests.
52: Inflammatory Markers.
53: Genetic Testing FAQ.
54: Allergy Tests.
55: Laboratory Tests Used to Diagnose and Evaluate Lupus.
56: Treatments for Deficiencies and Diseases of the Immune System.
57: Treatment for Immune Deficiency.
58: Treatment for Autoimmune Disease.
59: Gene Therapy.
60: Cancer Immunotherapy.
61: Treatments for Allergy and Asthma.
62: Stem Cell Transplantation.
63: Coping with Immune Disease.
64: Coping with Autoimmune and Immune Disorders.
65: Students with Chronic Illnesses: Guidance for Families, Schools, and Students.
66: Immunization Recommendations for People with a Weakened Immune System.
67: Recommendations for Travelers with Immune System Disorders.
68: Support for Patients and Families.
69: Additional Help and Information.
70: Glossary of Immune System Terms.
71: Glossary of Autoimmune Diseases.
72: Directory of Organizations with Immune Disorders Information.