Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-023-6
# of Pages: 400
# of Volumes: 1
Print List Price: $165
e-ISBN: 978-1-63700-024-3
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Principles of Health: Allergies & Immune Disorders

October 2021

This volume covers allergies, defined as hypersensitivity to the immune system, and immune disorders, which are dysfunctions of the immune system classified as different from allergies based on immune system disorders. Readers will explore allergies to common allergens, like pollen and certain foods, as well as a variety of immune disorders, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Coverage includes causes, prevalence, and treatments. Topics in this volume include:

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Food allergies
  • Drug allergies
  • Environmental allergies
  • Genetics
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Asthma
  • Acute response
  • Late-phase response

Essays are comprehensive and accessible to high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in learning more about allergies, allergens, and immune disorders. Each essay includes multiple subheads including an opening Summary and Further Reading. The volume ends with a Glossary, Bibliography, and Subject Index.