Histiocytic Disorders of Children and Adults: Basic Science, Clinical Features and Therapy

Histiocytic Disorders of Children and Adults: Basic Science, Clinical Features and Therapy

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Cambridge University Press, 2005-05-19
EAN 9780521839297, ISBN10: 0521839297

Hardcover, 438 pages, 24.8 x 24.7 x 17.4 cm

As the first comprehensive reference on all aspects of the histiocytic disorders, Histiocytic Disorders of Children and Adults stands out as the definitive text on the genetics, pathophysiology, and clinical management of this wide range of diseases. The chapters, written by acknowledged experts in the field, cover all aspects of hystiocytic disorders, from Langerhans cell histiocytosis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, to the uncommon cutaneous and extracutaneous histiocytic disorders. Current views on the function of normal histiocytes in the immune system, the pathogenesis, underlying genetic defects, clinical presentation, treatment, controversies in therapy, salvage therapies and the late consequences are discussed in detail. This book will be a valuable resource to clinicians and researchers who wish to learn more about histiocytic disorders.

"This is the only current comprehensive text on histiocytic disorders...an essential addition to the libraries of those who are interested in these fascinating diseases."--Doody's Review Service