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Immunology of ENT Disorders : IMMUNOLOGY AND MEDICINE SERIES - Glenis K. Scadding

Immunology of ENT Disorders

IMMUNOLOGY AND MEDICINE SERIES

By: Glenis K. Scadding (Editor)

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Until recently, the contribution of immunological knowledge to the underĀ­ standingand management ofENTdisorders was slight, being largely confined to the appreciation that many rhinitic patients were allergic. Happily, this situation is rapidly changing: the immunological basis of many disorders of the ears, nose and throat is becoming recognized and the mechanisms of the reactions involved are being elucidated. From this, rational therapy should evolve. This book aims to highlight some of the areas in which immunological mechanisms are involved in otorhinolaryngology. It is written by experts in their respective fields of immunology and allergy, otology, rhinology and pathology. It opens with an overview ofthe pathways ofthe immune response and the cells and molecules involved, leading to an appreciation of the normal defence mechanisms of the upper respiratory tract and possible areas offailure. There is then a chapter on HIV infection and how this may present to otorhinolaryngologists. The normal function of the tonsil and the immunological effects oftonsillectomy are then considered. The varying roles of fungi in ENT disorders ranging from commensal through allergen to invasive organisms is assessed by Professor R. J. Hay. Perhaps the most obvious immunological contribution to management thus far lies in the immunocytochemical diagnosis of pathological conditions of the ears, nose and throat and this is covered in a chapter by Professor Leslie Michaels.

Series Editor's Note
Preface
List of Contributors
Basic immunologyp. 1
The ENT presentation of HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndromep. 31
The immunology of the tonsilp. 45
Fungal infectionsp. 57
Immunocytochemistry in the diagnosis of pathological conditions of the ear, nose and throatp. 73
Allergic rhinitisp. 93
Food and allergic rhinitisp. 117
Wegener's diseasep. 123
Sarcoidosisp. 135
Nasal polypsp. 151
Inner ear disordersp. 169
Middle ear disordersp. 199
Future prospects for immunological involvement in ENT disordersp. 217
Indexp. 225
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792389149
ISBN-10: 079238914X
Series: IMMUNOLOGY AND MEDICINE SERIES
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 31st December 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54