Chapter 19. Allergy and Immunology

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician1,2,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow3 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer4,5
  1. Mimi Tang MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA Director Group Leader Associate Professor3,5 and
  2. Joanne Smart BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRACP Clinical Immunologist Allergist3

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch19

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Tang, M. and Smart, J. (2009) Allergy and Immunology, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 5

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 3

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  2. 5

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

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Keywords:

  • allergy and immunology;
  • allergic conditions - asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis and allergies to food, insects or drugs;
  • radioallergosorbent tests;
  • positive SPT or RAST - identifying presence of specific IgE against allergen sensitisation;
  • perennial allergic rhinitis;
  • seasonal allergic rhinitis;
  • antibiotic allergy;
  • non-IgE-mediated and mixed IgE/non-IgE mediated food reactions;
  • allergic factors in atopic dermatitis (eczema);
  • urticaria and angio-oedema

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Allergic diseases

  • Allergic rhinitis

  • Allergic conjunctivitis

  • Food allergy

  • Allergic factors in atopic dermatitis (eczema)

  • Allergic factors in asthma

  • Urticaria and angio-oedema

  • Hereditary angio-oedema

  • Antibiotic allergy

  • Latex allergy

  • Immunotherapy

  • Guidelines for the investigation and treatment of immunodeficiency