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In the broadest sense, allergy is of fundamental importance to all students and practitioners of medicine. The tubercle bacillus growing in the lung does not directly produce illness but the immunologic response of the host does. The immune response is fundamental to the development of a wide variety of diseases ranging from infections to cancers.
This important textbook is limited to IgE-mediated diseases and similar clinical phenomena. There is basic information about the immune response and extensive coverage of the relevant diseases including asthma, hay fever, dermatitis, and a great many others. The information is accurate, much of it is
Allergic Diseases. Diagnosis and Management.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-289_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(2):289.
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