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Molecular Allergy Diagnostics

Molecular Allergy Diagnostics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jörg Kleine-Tebbe,Thilo Jakob
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Molecular Allergy Diagnostics by Jörg Kleine-Tebbe,Thilo Jakob Summary

This book, based on a recent German publication, offers an overview of basic data and recent developments in the groundbreaking field of molecular allergology. It comprehensively explores the origin and structure of single allergen molecules ("components") and their utility in improving the management of type I, IgE-mediated allergic reactions and disorders like allergic respiratory diseases, food allergies, and anaphylaxis. Highly specific testing, called component-resolved diagnostics, aims to identify and utilize single molecules. Over 200 single allergens from plant or animal sources have been applied to single or multiplex laboratory testing for the presence of allergen-specific IgE. This leap in assay sensitivity and specificity has led to three major advances in patient management: discrimination between primary allergic sensitization and complex cross-reactivity, recognition of IgE profiles for certain allergens and identification of patients most likely to benefit from allergen-specific immunotherapy. The book discusses in detail the benefits and limitations of this 21st century technology, and offers suggestions for the use of molecular allergology in routine clinical practice. It is a “must read” for physicians treating allergic patients as well as scientists interested in natural allergic molecules and their interactions with the human immune system.

Allergy and Allergic Diseases

Allergy and Allergic Diseases Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Barry Kay,Jean Bousquet,Patrick G. Holt,Allen P. Kaplan
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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Allergy and Allergic Diseases by A. Barry Kay,Jean Bousquet,Patrick G. Holt,Allen P. Kaplan Summary

Reserve your copy now This two volume book is an outstanding reference source on allaspects of allergy and allergic diseases. Covering virtually everyallergic condition, from the immunological and molecular basis ofthe allergic response to future trends in allergic diseaseprevention, this new international editorial team (A.B.Kay, JeanBousquet, Pat Holt and Allen Kaplan) have completely revised andupdated the text, from both a scientific and clinical perspective.References will continue to be added to the text until it goes topress making this the most up-to-date book available in thefield. This second edition consists of more than 1,800 pages containedwithin 98 chapters. The price includes a fully searchable companion CD ROM with thecomplete text and over 300 images from the book in full colour.

Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice E-Book

Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice E-Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N. Franklin Adkinson Jr.
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice E-Book by N. Franklin Adkinson Jr. Summary

This best-selling resource has a worldwide reputation as the leader in its field. Focusing on human immunology and biology, while also reporting on scientific experimentation and advancement, it provides comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art basic science as well as authoritative guidance on the practical aspects of day-to-day diagnosis and management. This new edition includes 700 full-color illustrations and a new, more accessible format to make finding information a snap for the busy practitioner. And this Expert Consult Edition offers online access to the complete contents of the 2-volume set, fully searchable, and much more. Includes a glossary of allergy and immunology for quick and easy reference. Contains keypoints and clinical pearls highlighted to find important information quickly. links to useful online resources both for you and for your patients. Offers contributions from hundreds of international authorities for world-class expertise in overcoming any clinical challenge. Contains 400 new illustrations, 700 in all, to better illustrate complex immunology. Covers the very latest in the field, including hot topics such as food allergy and immunotherapy. Includes the latest guidelines from The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP). Utilizes a new, more user-friendly full-color format for easier reference. Includes online access to the entire contents of the book, fully searchable, with links to MEDLINE abstracts for all of the references.

Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy

Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard F. Lockey,Dennis K. Ledford
Editor: CRC Press
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Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy by Richard F. Lockey,Dennis K. Ledford Summary

This fifth edition of the bestselling Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy is now completely updated and revised to include subcutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunomodulator treatments of allergic disease. The redesigned book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of all types of allergens and allergen vaccines, giving clinicians the essential information they need to accurately make a diagnosis and offer the best possible treatments. The fifth edition contains many new and revised chapters—particularly in the fields of skin testing—and extensive updates to the sublingual and oral immunotherapy chapters. Key Features: Comprehensive – covers a vast range of allergens and allergen immunotherapies, providing all the necessary information in one volume Synoptic – supplies the essential information using figures and tables for instant access Up-to-date – includes the very latest information on subcutaneous, sublingual and oral allergen immunotherapies to offer the best possible treatments Reliable – provides basic information that all clinicians need to know about cross-reactivity among allergens and how it influences diagnosis and treatment, as well as the key information necessary to carry out any form of immunotherapy in a safe and effective manner Supplemental forms – contains template forms that can be used by the clinician in daily practice The fifth edition of this classic text continues to be an essential touchstone for any practitioner who conducts skin tests and prescribes subcutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunotherapies.

Landmark Papers in Allergy

Landmark Papers in Allergy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aziz Sheikh,Thomas Platts-Mills,Allison Worth
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Landmark Papers in Allergy by Aziz Sheikh,Thomas Platts-Mills,Allison Worth Summary

The increasing incidence and prevalence of allergic disease worldwide is one of the most remarkable phenomena of the past 50 years. One in three people in developed countries will experience an allergic condition at some point in their lives and advances in understanding the causes of this trend, and in allergy treatment and care, have captured the imagination of scientists, clinicians and the public. Landmark Papers in Allergy is a definitive collection of over 90 papers charting key discoveries and scientific advances in relation to allergy and the development of treatment and care for allergic disorders. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book includes the first clear descriptions of allergic diseases; the major advances in treatments, such as the discovery of antihistamines, cortisone, biological therapies and immunotherapy; the great immunological advances, such as the discovery of immunoglobulin E (IgE) and leukotrienes; the possible factors behind the increase in allergy, such as the house dust mite, changes in hygiene and diet; and the growing understanding of the social, psychological and quality-of-life consequences of allergy. Including authoritative commentaries from leading international experts providing reflections on the historical importance and current relevance of each landmark paper, Landmark papers in Allergy is essential reading for any clinician or academic with an interest in allergy.

CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma

CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans-Uwe Simon
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482275406
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CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma by Hans-Uwe Simon Summary

As the prevalence of allergic diseases and asthma has increased in recent years, scientists have intensified research efforts to understand the pathogenesis of these sometimes debilitating conditions. Indeed, researchers have provided key insights-and new concepts-that have changed therapeutic strategies. Moreover, allergic inflammation has served

Allergy, Immunity and Tolerance in Early Childhood

Allergy, Immunity and Tolerance in Early Childhood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans Ulrich Wahn,Hugh A. Sampson
Editor: Academic Press
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Allergy, Immunity and Tolerance in Early Childhood by Hans Ulrich Wahn,Hugh A. Sampson Summary

Allergy, Immunity and Tolerance in Early Childhood: The First Steps of the Atopic March provides valuable insights on the atopic diseases, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and food allergies, which have developed into major health problems in most parts of the world. As the natural history of these chronic diseases has been extensively studied, including their major genetic, environmental, and lifestyle determinants and potential protective factors, the book presents tactics on how pediatric allergists can provide early intervention. In addition, the book unites key, global experts in the field who summarize their collective, and current, knowledge of the early stage of the "Atopic March", along with novel ideas for potential options of prevention. Summarizes the current knowledge of the epidemiological, genetic, and cellular basis of allergic diseases Ideal reference for the study of allergies in young children, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, childhood asthma, and food allergies Provides landmark findings in the field of immunology and allergy development Fulfills the need for a book that focuses on primary and secondary allergy prevention, especially during the first years of life Unites key, global experts in the field who summarize their collective, and current, knowledge, along with novel ideas for potential options of prevention

Mastocytosis, An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics,

Mastocytosis, An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics, Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cem Akin
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Mastocytosis, An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics, by Cem Akin Summary

This issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics, edited by Dr. Cem Akin, is devoted to Mastocytosis. Articles in this issue include Human Mast Cell Signal Transduction; Mast cell tryptase role in homeostasis and coagulation; Mastocytosis: Current Classification and Diagnostic criteria; Epidemiology, risk factors and prognosis of mastocytosis; Mast cell sarcoma: Clinical management; Molecular defects in mastocytosis: c-kit mutations and beyond; Flow cytometry in mastocytosis: Utility as a diagnostic and prognostic tool; Morphology of mastocytosis with special reference to immunophenotypical aberrancies; CD30 expression in mastocytosis; Extramedullary mastocytosis: Pathologic aspects; Bone involvement and osteoporosis in mastocytosis; Drug allergy in mastocytosis; Eosinophilia in mastocytosis; Venom allergy and mastocytosis; Skin disease in mastocytosis; Treatment of advanced mastocytosis; Treatment strategies of mediator related symptoms in mastocytosis; and Neuro and psychological involvement in Mastocytosis.

Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John C Watkinson,Ray W Clarke
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351399063
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Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery by John C Watkinson,Ray W Clarke Summary

Available as a single volume and as part of the three volume set, Volume One of Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 8e covers Basic Sciences, Endocrine Surgery, and Rhinology. With over 100 chapters and complemented by clear illustrations, the content focuses on evidence-based practice. Clinical coverage is further enhanced by a clear well designed colour page format to ensure easy learning and the esy assimilation of the most up to date material. Definitive coverage in a single volume, with e-version access included.

Color Atlas of Allergic Diseases

Color Atlas of Allergic Diseases Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin Rocken,Gerhard Grevers
Editor: Thieme
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Color Atlas of Allergic Diseases by Martin Rocken,Gerhard Grevers Summary

Allergic disease, which frequently affects children, adolescents, and young adults, has seen an alarming increase in recent years. At the same time, an explosion of clinical and scientific advances in immunology and allergology have made it imperative that practitioners keep up with the newest knowledge.Unique in its scope, size, and format, here is a practical and current overview of the entire field of allergy. This succinct book incorporates colorful and educational illustrations throughout, with succinct information on: complex cell-mediated immune response; methods of in-vivo and in-vitro allergy diagnosis; antihistamine and corticosteroid treatments; prophylaxis and allergen avoidance; psychosomatic disease; and much more!The book is part of Thieme's acclaimed Flexibook series of clinical and basic science pocket guidebooks, which are sold worldwide and have been translated into more than 20 languages.Unique features of this pocket atlas:- Nearly 100 full-color illustrations that convey complex information simply and effectively- A wealth of concise and focused information in less than 250 pages - textbook knowledge in a pocketbook format!- Thorough diagnostic guidelines that incorporate the multidisciplinary expertise of a wide variety of specialists- An extensive Appendix that covers current topics such as emergency management, patch testing, allergy medications, and more!From basic allergy principles to diagnosis, treatment, organ-specific allergies, prevention, and more, this compact book comprehensively covers the field. It is essential for any specialist who needs a thorough understanding of allergy medicine - otorhinolaryngologists, dermatologists, internists, pediatricians, pulmonologists, as well as medical students. Use this beautifully illustrated pocket guide to keep up-to-date on an important clinical topic.

Immunology in the Twentieth Century

Immunology in the Twentieth Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Domenico Ribatti
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Immunology in the Twentieth Century by Domenico Ribatti Summary

Immunology in the Twentieth Century: From Basic Science to Clinical Application grew out of common knowledge that those who survived many of the common infectious diseases rarely contracted the same disease again. This book charts the historical development of this vital branch of medicine in a concise volume, covering both the basic science involved and the clinical applications. Immunology as a distinctive subject developed in the mid-twentieth century as researchers started to understand how the adaptive immune system aids the defense against pathogens. The subject has grown in importance and diversified into specialist fields, such as immunohistochemistry, immunogenetics and immunopathology. Provides a concise overhead of the history of immunology and its applications in medicine Includes a discussion of the scientists who were pioneers in landmark discoveries in immunology Summarizes the clinical applications of major discoveries

Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation

Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carsten B. Schmidt-Weber
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Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation by Carsten B. Schmidt-Weber Summary

Allergy is developing into one of the most prevalent diseases affecting individuals in the very early days of life. While the cause of this epidemic is still unclear, it appears that the westernized life style is playing an important role, which includes nutrition, possibly air pollution as well as hygienic conditions. While epidemiologic studies were able to narrow down these factors, basic research discovered novel mechanisms that control the organism ́s tolerance against allergens. Particularly interesting is the role of microorganisms that colonize or infect a host and thereby cause damage and immunological activation followed by sensitization or exacerbation of already existing sensitizations. However at the same time microbial activation of the immune system can help to generate a protective immunity that prevents allergen sensitization. The current book is collecting these evidences and connects epidemiologic and clinical mechanistic knowledge. Only the synthesis of this knowledge will help to find solutions to the ongoing allergy epidemic in terms of public health activities, prevention and therapy.

Allergy Frontiers:Epigenetics, Allergens and Risk Factors

Allergy Frontiers:Epigenetics, Allergens and Risk Factors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruby Pawankar,Stephen T. Holgate,Lanny J. Rosenwasser
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Allergy Frontiers:Epigenetics, Allergens and Risk Factors by Ruby Pawankar,Stephen T. Holgate,Lanny J. Rosenwasser Summary

When I entered the field of allergy in the early 1970s, the standard textbook was a few hundred pages, and the specialty was so compact that texts were often authored entirely by a single individual and were never larger than one volume. Compare this with Allergy Frontiers: Epigenetics, Allergens, and Risk Factors, the present s- volume text with well over 150 contributors from throughout the world. This book captures the explosive growth of our specialty since the single-author textbooks referred to above. The unprecedented format of this work lies in its meticulous attention to detail yet comprehensive scope. For example, great detail is seen in manuscripts dealing with topics such as “Exosomes, naturally occurring minimal antigen presenting units” and “Neuropeptide S receptor 1 (NPSR1), an asthma susceptibility gene.” The scope is exemplified by the unique approach to disease entities normally dealt with in a single chapter in most texts. For example, anaphylaxis, a topic usually confined to one chapter in most textbooks, is given five chapters in Allergy Frontiers. This approach allows the text to employ multiple contributors for a single topic, giving the reader the advantage of being introduced to more than one vi- point regarding a single disease.

All Around the Nose

All Around the Nose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cemal Cingi,Nuray Bayar Muluk
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All Around the Nose by Cemal Cingi,Nuray Bayar Muluk Summary

This book is designed to provide all the information required for a sound understanding of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses and the surgical techniques used in their management. After an opening section on basic science, clinical and radiological assessment is explained and individual chapters focus on conditions ranging from infectious diseases, allergic rhinitis, and nasal polyposis to trauma, malignancies, and skin diseases. A wide variety of surgical techniques are then described with the aid of high-quality illustrations, covering nasal airway procedures and surgical approaches to the paranasal sinuses, including diverse endoscopic and image-guided procedures, nasal reconstruction, and endonasal and external rhinoplasty. The book is a collaborative project between the new generation of Turkish specialists and well-known experts from across the world. It will be of value for ENT doctors in all countries, as well as for students and trainees and those working in ENT-related fields such as maxillo-facial surgery, pediatrics, allergology, neurology, infectious diseases, and neurosurgery.

Systemic Vasculitides: Current Status and Perspectives

Systemic Vasculitides: Current Status and Perspectives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Franco Dammacco,Domenico Ribatti,Angelo Vacca
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Systemic Vasculitides: Current Status and Perspectives by Franco Dammacco,Domenico Ribatti,Angelo Vacca Summary

In spite of their relatively low prevalence, systemic vasculitides have been the object of intensive basic and clinical investigations over the last few years. As a consequence, important advancements have been achieved: from updated diagnostic and classification criteria and a more rational nomenclature to the recognition of an expanding spectrum of clinical manifestations and potentially devastating complications; from the recognition of the viral etiology of conditions such as HCV-related cryoglobulinemic vasculitis and HBV-associated polyarteritis nodosa to newly named variable vessel vasculitis exemplified by Behçet’s disease; from single-organ vasculitis such as central nervous system vasculitis to the more recently emerging features of the IgG4-related, immune-mediated diseases that are showing remarkable clinical heterogeneity. In addition, intriguing pathogenetic hypotheses are being reported for certain chronic, relapsing vasculitides that are improving our understanding of their biology and basic pathophysiology. New avenues are being explored that will hopefully allow a deeper comprehension of the relationships between certain virus-driven vasculitides and lymphoproliferation, and possibly lead to the identification of novel biomarkers that may be used to single out patients at an increased risk of relapse. This explosion of knowledge is obviously resulting in state-of-the-art, personalized treatments of systemic vasculitides. This book is a collection of reviews on the major vasculitides, written by scientists and clinicians with a multi-year experience in this field. We hope it will provide the reader with a stimulating container of new advances in scientific knowledge and more rational therapeutic approaches to this fascinating chapter of pathology.

Biophysical Therapy of Allergies

Biophysical Therapy of Allergies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Schumacher
Editor: Thieme
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Biophysical Therapy of Allergies by Peter Schumacher Summary

Allergies Can Be HealedAllergies are on the rise worldwide. They are continuously adapting to environmental changes. Consequently, allergies manifest varied and sometimes unidentified symptoms. Dealing with bronchial asthma, hay fever or neurodermatitis often dramatically reduces a patient's quality of life. The success rate for chemical suppression or hyposensitization treatments is unsatisfactory. In addition, there are increased numbers of side effects and dangers.Using many years of well-documented, successfully treated case histories and his experience gained in private pediatric practice, the author is able to demonstrate that allergies can be healed completely when they are recognized as a biophysical phenomenon and treated according to the laws of biophysics. Based on the substantive concept of ''bioresonance therapy,'' this book elaborates extensively and systematically on the foundation and practice of the biophysical ''elimination'' of allergies - that is to say, without chemicals or the stress resultant from side effects, particularly noted in pediatrics.Recognizing and Eliminating Allergies Using Biophysical Means

Respiratory Regulation - The Molecular Approach

Respiratory Regulation - The Molecular Approach Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mieczyslaw Pokorski
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Respiratory Regulation - The Molecular Approach by Mieczyslaw Pokorski Summary

This book, an international collaborative effort in the area of molecular respiratory research, showcases a broad range of multidisciplinary approaches to unravel and analyze the underlying mechanisms of a spectrum of respiratory ailments. It discusses immunological and genetic respiratory disorders, cancer, respiratory allergies and cough, sleep disordered breathing and many others. Exciting new results and up-to-date critical overviews of widely debated topics pertaining to respiratory disorders are presented. The contributions provide evidence for the growing interest of the international community of researchers in the field of respiration. The book incorporates modern molecular approaches to diagnostic and treatment solutions, underscoring the need for rational, evidence-based treatment methods. Combining cutting edge basic and clinical research with expert knowledge and experience this book is essential reading for medical students, research scientists and practicing specialists in pulmonology, immunology and allergology.

Advances in Immunomodulation Research and Application: 2013 Edition

Advances in Immunomodulation Research and Application: 2013 Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N.A
Editor: ScholarlyEditions
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Advances in Immunomodulation Research and Application: 2013 Edition by N.A Summary

Advances in Immunomodulation Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Immunotherapy. The editors have built Advances in Immunomodulation Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Immunotherapy in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Immunomodulation Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Clinical Therapy Research in the Inflammatory Diseases

Clinical Therapy Research in the Inflammatory Diseases Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald F van Vollenhoven
Editor: World Scientific Publishing Company
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Clinical Therapy Research in the Inflammatory Diseases by Ronald F van Vollenhoven Summary

This unique textbook provides information on the dramatic advances taking place in the field of inflammatory (autoimmune) diseases and their therapies. Experts in many different medical fields — allergology, dermatology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, rheumatology etc. — will describe the advances in our understanding of the most important inflammatory diseases linking basic science discoveries to the advances in therapeutics that have taken place over the past years and foreshadow even more dramatic changes which will occur in the years to come. This is a truly multi-specialty bench-to-bedside textbook that will enable readers to gain a wide-ranging but also solidly built understanding of the therapeutic areas of inflammatory diseases.

The Difficult Hair Loss Patient

The Difficult Hair Loss Patient Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ralph M. Trüeb
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The Difficult Hair Loss Patient by Ralph M. Trüeb Summary

You could read every textbook available on hair growth and disorders, and still not be able to treat hair loss effectively. In every art, there are many techniques, but few principles. The only way to achieve success is to have a firm foundation of principles to build upon, and the right attitude about how to achieve your goals. This book offers a detailed guide that goes beyond the technical aspects of trichology and evidence based medicine, providing specialists and primary care physicians experienced in the basic management of hair loss with the additional know-how they need to master the ultimate challenge of difficult hair loss patients. First, the prerequisites for successful management of hair loss are reviewed – basically, making a diagnosis and understanding the patient and his or her problem. Then, guidelines on the management of difficult dermatologic conditions and of psychopathological disorders associated with hair loss are provided. Lastly, important aspects of follow-up are covered–specifically the problems of adverse effects, patient non-compliance, and their management–before concluding with exemplary case studies of successful treatment of alopecia and related conditions.