A practical and current overview of the entire field of allergy. Allergic disease, which frequently affects children, adolescents, and young adults, has seen an alarming increase in recent years. At the same time, an explosion of clinical and scientific advances in immunology and allergology have made it imperative that practitioners keep up with the newest knowledge. Unique in its scope, size, and format, here is a practical and current overview of the entire field of allergy. This succinct book incorporates colorful and educational illustrations throughout, with succinct information on: complex cell-mediated immune response; methods of in-vivo and in-vitro allergy diagnosis; antihistamine and corticosteroid treatments; prophylaxis and allergen avoidance; psychosomatic disease; and much more! The book is part of Thieme's acclaimed Flexibook series of clinical and basic science pocket guidebooks, which are sold worldwide and have been translated into more than 20 languages. Unique features of this pocket atlas: Nearly 100 full-color illustrations that convey complex information simply and effectively A wealth of concise and focused information in less than 250 pages - textbook knowledge in a pocketbook format! Thorough diagnostic guidelines that incorporate the multidisciplinary expertise of a wide variety of specialists An extensive Appendix that covers current topics such as emergency management, patch testing, allergy medications, and more! From basic allergy principles to diagnosis, treatment, organ-specific allergies, prevention, and more, this compact book comprehensively covers the field. It is essential for any specialist who needs a thorough understanding of allergy medicine - otorhinolaryngologists, dermatologists, internists, pediatricians, pulmonologists, as well as medical students. Use this beautifully illustrated pocket guide to keep up-to-date on an important clinical topic.