This book comprises a collection of case-based chapters, submitted by physicians and pediatricians in all specialties and meticulously refined and selected to cover the most common and important aspects of Pediatric Allergy knowledge. Commonly encountered disorders such as allergic rhinitis, food allergy, and atopic dermatitis are covered among many others. Each chapter starts with a brief of the initial presentation and lab data of the patient, followed by a series of 3-6 multiple choice questions (MCQs), leading the reader to the diagnosis and best of practice in a step-wise manner. Clinical pearls presented as "practical points", and the MCQ format along with detailed answers, makes Pediatrc Allergy an essential reading material that a pediatric allergologist cannot afford to miss.
1.Introduction to Allergy, Atopy and Asthma-2.Sneezing and Rhinorrhea.- 3.Persistent Rhinitis.-4.Itchy and Blocked Nose.-5.History of Paranasal Sinus Surgery and Recurrent Rhinitis.-6.Copious Nasal Secretions since Early Childhood.-7.Perennial Rhinitis and Post Nasal Drip.-8.Nasal Congestion since Childhood.-9.Nasal Congestion and Headache.-10.Annoying Nasal Itching and Rhinorrhea.-11.Progressive Headaches and Right Eye Proptosis.-12.Persistence of Rhinorrhea after Use of Nasal Spray.-13.Cow’s Milk Allergy.-14.Vomiting and Angioedema after Eating Chocolate.-15.Facial Angioedema Following Smoothie Ingestion.-16.Itchy Eyes and Rhinorrhea When Playing with Her Dog.-17.Acute Reaction after Drinking Formula Milk.-18.Recurrent Itchy Mouth.-19.Recurrent Wheals When He Exercised.-20.Reflux and Failure to Thrive.-21.Abdominal Rash and a History of Hirschprung.-22.Recurrent Sepsis-Like Episodes.-23.Vomiting, Lethargy and Pallor.-24.Nausea, Profuse Sweating, and Flushing after Eating Seafood.-25.Acute Reaction to Influenza Vaccination.-26.Extensive Rashes.-27.Severe Itchy Rashes.-28.Skin Dryness on Outer Upper Arms and Thighs.-29.Wheezing Attacks and Itchy Skin Rashes on Cheeks.-30.Red Lesions on Face and Body and Fever.-31.Eczematous Plaques after Bathing.-32.Multiple Blisters over the Dorsum of the Hand.-33.Recurrent White Papules on Her Palm.-34.Refractory Urticaria over Exposed Areas.-35.Chronic Urticaria.-36.Exacerbation of Eczema and history of Food Allergy.-37.Shortness of Breath, Chest Tightness and Wheezing.-38.Chronic Cough and Acute Wheezing.-39.Wheezing and Shortness of Breath after Viral Pharyngitis.-40.Cough and Dyspnea.-41.Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and Wheezing.-42.Recurrent Nighttime Awakening due to Shortness of Breath.-43.Tachypnea, Fever and Eosinophilia.-44.Cough and Fever.-45.Yellow-Colored Facial Skin Rash.-46.Recurrent Angioedema of the Eyes and Lips.-47.Urticaria and Facial Angioedema.-48.Hypotension and Erythema during Anesthesia.-49.Deterioration after Emergency Treatment for Asthma Attack.50.Viral Pneumonia and History of Short-Bowel Syndrome.-51.Collapse and Angioedema at the Emergency Departement.52.Acute Reaction to Pentavalent Vaccine.-53.Allergy to Bus.-54.Recurrent Loss of Consciousness.-55.Generalized Urticaria and Decreased Consciousness after Barbecue.-56.Recurrent Abdominal Cramps, Diarrhea and Loss of Consciousness.-57.Recurrent Hives after Sea Bathing.-58.Bee Sting Reaction.-59.Lip Angioedema Following Hepatitis B Vaccination.-60.Extensive Rash and Swollen Eyelids Following Eating Peanut Cookie.
Nima Rezaei, is a MD, PhD in Clinical Immunology and Human Genetics. Having finished his PhD, he was awarded a fellowship in Pediatric Immunology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases in Northern Supra Regional Bone Marrow Transplant Unit for SCID and Related Disorders, Newcastle General Hospital. He has since authored more than 700 publications, including the Springer, "Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases", Immunology of Aging" and "Cancer Immunology" series, for which he was awarded the 10th, 16th and 17th Avicenna Award for the book of the year. He was recognized as the distinguished young researcher to the prestigious Rhazi Award in Medical Science Research on 2006 and 2012. In 2017 he was recognized by the National Academy of Medical Sciences, as “Iran’s Best Medical Researcher of the Past Decade’’. The Iranian Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Registry (IPIDR) since 1999, with more than thousands of PIDs and pediatric immunodeficient patients registered over a decade, is indeed one of his great scientific legacies.