Massoud, Mahmoudi: Immunology Made Ridiculously Simple (2016)

A brief, clear overview of the basic science and clinical aspects of immunology. For medical students and other health professionals. 85 pages. $24.95.
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ISBN#9780940780897

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I. BASIC IMMUNOLOGY

CHAPTER 1. THE WORLD OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
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Innate Immunity (Natural Killer Cells; Complement pathways)
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Adaptive Immunity (Humoral immunity; Antibodies; Molecular features of immunoglobulins; Cell-mediated immunity)

CHAPTER 2. LYMPHOCYTES AND ANTIGENS
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Antigen Recognition
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Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC)
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MHC Polymorphism
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T Cells and Antigen-presenting Cell Interaction
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Antibody Production (Activation of B Cells; Interaction of B cells and T helper cells; Isotope switching)

CHAPTER 3. OTHER IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
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Eosinophils
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Basophils
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Mast Cells
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Cytokines (Classification of cytokines; Cytokines and disease)

PART II. CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY

CHAPTER 4. HYPERSENSITIVITY
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Type I Hypersenstitivity Reaction (IgE-mediated) (Allergic rhinitis)
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Type II Hypersensitivity Reaction (Antibody-mediated) (Blood transfusion reaction)
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Type III Hypersensitivity Reaction (Immune complex-mediated) (Serum sickness)
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Type IV Hypersensitivity Reaction (Cell-mediated; Delayed type) (Mantoux reaction; Allergic contact dermatitis)
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Eosinophils and Disease (Eosinophilia)
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Mast Cells and Disease (Mastocytosis)

CHAPTER 5. AUTOIMMUNITY
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Central Tolerance: T Cells
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Peripheral Tolerance: T Cells
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Central and Peripheral Tolerance: B Cells
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Factors Predisposing to Autoimmunity
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Mechanisms of Autoimmunity
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Autoimmune Diseases (Diagnosis of autoimmune diseases; Hashimoto thyroiditis; Systemic lupus erythematosus; Rheumatoid arthritis; Sjogren syndrome; Scleroderma)

CHAPTER 6. COMMON DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
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In Vivo Testing (Prick skin testing; Intradermal testing; Provocative in vivo tests; Patch tests)
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In Vitro Testing (ELISA; Radioallergosorbent test; Western blotting; Precipitation; Agglutination; Direct and indirect immunofluorescence)

CHAPTER 7. IMMUNODEFICIENCY
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Primary Immunodeficiency (Immunodeficiency affecting adaptive immunity; Immunodeficiency affecting humoral immunity; X-linked agammaglobulinemia; Common variable immunodeficiency; IgA deficiency; Hyper immunoglobulin E syndrome; T cell deficiency; DiGeorge syndrome; Combined B and T cell deficiency; Ataxia telangiectasia)
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Secondary (Acquired) Immunodeficiency
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Diagnosis of Immunodeficiency (Workup for primary immunodeficiencies of the innate immune system; Workup for primary immunodeficiences of the adaptive immune system)
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Management of Immunodeficiency (Management of AIDS)

CHAPTER 8. VACCINATION
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Immune Response to Vaccination
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Types of Vaccines
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Characteristics of an Ideal Vaccine
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Recommended Vaccines for Children and Adults (including Pneumococcal vaccine; Human papillomavirus vaccine; Shingles vaccine)
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Passive Immunotherapy (Primary immunodeficiency and the use of IVIG)

CHAPTER 9. TRANSPLANTATION
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Types of Grafts
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Graft Success
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Graft Rejection
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Graft-Versus-Host Disease
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Current Practices in Organ Transplantation

CHAPTER 10. TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY
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Classification of Malignant Tumors (Carcinogenesis)
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Risk and Predisposing Factors of Malignancies
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Immune Response to Tumors (Immune surveillance and immunoediting; Elimination; Equilibrium, Escape)
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Tumor Immunotherapy (Active immunotherapy; Passive immunotherapy)

Index