The number of diagnosed cases of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) – a group of inborn disorders of the immune system – is growing rapidly, but misdiagnosis or late diagnosis still occurs in a significant number of patients, with serious consequences. This is the second edition of a practical reference textbook on PIDs that has been widely welcomed by scientists and clinicians from around the world. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect advances in knowledge and includes various PIDs not previously covered. For each disease, information is provided on definition, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management. This book will represent an ideal resource for specialists when engaging in diagnosis, clinical decision-making, and treatment planning. It will also prove invaluable for doctors in training and other physicians and nurses who wish to learn more about PIDs.
Introduction on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.- Combined T- and B-Cell Immunodeficiencies.- Predominantly Antibody Deficiencies.- Phagocytes Defects.- Genetic Disorders of Immune Regulation.- Defects in Intrinsic and Innate Immunity: Receptors and Signaling Components.- Autoinflammatory Disorders.- Complement Deficiencies.- Other Well-Defined Immunodeficiencies.- Syndromic Immunodeficiencies.
“The purpose is to provide an up-to-date, comprehensive resource for physicians and nurses who have an interest in learning more about immunodeficiencies. … This book’s approach is well organized, up to date, and easy to follow. … I highly recommend this book as a current and comprehensive resource, which also has great clinical relevance for medical students, residents and fellows, and general providers, as well as subspecialists including immunologists.” (Joseph R. Hageman, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2017)
“This updated text reviews in detail in 10 chapters the recent advances in this field. Clearly written, the authors review the clinical history, genetic diagnosis of the different entities and their management. For all pediatricians, geneticists and immunologists.” (Zvi Laron, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 14 (4), June, 2017)
Nima Rezaei gained his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2002 and subsequently obtained an MSc in Molecular and Genetic Medicine and a PhD in Clinical Immunology and Human Genetics from the University of Sheffield, UK. He also spent a short-term fellowship of Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Bone Marrow Transplantation in the Newcastle General Hospital. Since 2010, Dr. Rezaei has worked at the Department of Immunology and Biology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences; he is now the Vice Dean of International Affairs, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, the Director of Global Academic Program, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and the co-founder and Deputy President of the Research Center for Immunodeficiencies. In addition, Dr. Rezaei is an Honorary Associate Staff at the Department of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield. He is also the founder and president of Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN). Dr. Rezaei has already been the Director of more than 50 research projects and has designed and participated in several international collaborative projects. Dr. Rezaei is an editorial assistant or board member for more than 20 international journals. He has edited more than 10 books, has presented more than 350 lectures/posters in congresses/meetings, and has published more than 500 articles in the international scientific journals during last decade.
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) are a group of inborn disorders of the immune system, characterized by increased susceptibility to infections, autoimmunity, and cancers. Although PIDs were previously considered rare conditions, the number of diagnosed cases is growing rapidly, and about 300 different forms of PIDs have already been recognized. Nevertheless, because of inadequate medical awareness, misdiagnosis or late diagnosis occurs in a significant number of patients, leading to avoidable morbidity and mortality.
The first edition of this practical reference textbook was widely welcomed by scientists and clinicians from around the world. This new edition has been extensively revised to reflect advances in knowledge and includes various PIDs not previously covered. For each disease, information is provided on definition, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management. Every effort has been made to ensure that, throughout, the text is easy to read and readily comprehensible. The book will represent an ideal resource for specialists when engaging in diagnosis, clinical decision-making, and treatment planning. It will also prove invaluable for doctors in training and other physicians and nurses who wish to learn more about PIDs.
Practical reference textbook covering all immunodeficiency diseases
Written by recognized experts from around the world
Easy to read and up to date
Excellent color clinical photographs