Asthma and Immunological Diseases in Pregnancy and Early Infancy

1st Edition

Michael Schatz

CRC Press
Published October 29, 1997
Reference - 1144 Pages
ISBN 9780824700959 - CAT# DK1418
Series: Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Summary

This state-of-the-art volume explores the interrelationships between asthma, atopic illnesses, immunological diseases, and pregnancy, elucidates potential effects of specific treatments, and discusses optimal preventive, diagnostic, and management measures for ensuring the well-being of the pregnant woman and her fetus or infant.
Covers gestational asthma, anaphylaxis, rhinosinusitis, urticaria/angioedema, atopic dermatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV infection, immune deficiency states, and other conditions-including immunological factors leading to fetal loss!
Written by more than 60 internationally recognized experts, Asthma and Immunological Diseases in Pregnancy and Early Infancy introduces for the first time
  • medicolegal considerations when prescribing drugs during the perinatal period
  • psychological aspects of gestational care
  • animal and human data on the use of specific medications
  • obstetrical management of the asthmatic patient
  • maternal immune deficiency

    Along with updated and detailed perspectives on topics, such as
  • allergy diagnosis and treatment
  • immunologically mediated adverse drug reactions
  • genetic and environmental bases of allergy development in infancy
  • natural history and prevention of asthma and allergy in childhood
  • the interrelationship between asthma and pregnancy
  • and more!
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