In fifteen easy-to-read chapters, featuring the humorous style and engaging analogies developed by Dr. Sompayrac, How the Immune System Works explains how the immune system players work together to protect us from disease – and, most importantly, why they do it this way.
Rigorously updated for this fifth edition, How the Immune System Works includes the latest information on subjects such as vaccines, the immunology of AIDS, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on the intestinal immune system – currently one of the hottest topics in immunology.
Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works will provide you with a clear and engaging overview of this fascinating subject. But don’t take our word for it! Read what students have been saying about this classic book:
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Understand the care and treatment of pediatric patients thanks to clinical pearls discussing the best approaches.
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Treat the allergy at its source rather than the resulting reactions through an understanding of the immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases.
Get coverage of new research that affects methods of patient treatment and discusses potential reasons for increased allergies in some individuals.
Better manage potential anaphylaxis cases through analysis of contributing facts and progression of allergic disease.
Effectively control asthma and monitor its progression using the new step-by-step approach.
Eliminate difficulty in prescribing antibiotics thanks to coverage of drug allergies and cross-reactivity.