History Of Immunotoxicology by Jacques Descotes

History Of Immunotoxicology

byJacques Descotes

Paperback | October 1, 2017

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History of Immunotoxicologyoffers the first book-length exploration of the development and importance of the field of immunotoxicology that describes the adverse health effects involving the immune system, hypersensitivity and autoimmunity. As preventive measures are implemented to reduce risks, including banning of chemicals or applications of one given chemical, current toxicologists may not be aware of the toxicity potential of chemicals. Knowledge of what has occurred before can help to give context and understanding of current and future debates. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in government, industry, and academia who have an interest in immunotoxicology.

The book also explores new avenues of research and immunotoxicity evaluation, regulatory aspects of immunotoxicology, and the withdrawal/banning from the market of several approved drugs and chemicals due to their immunotoxic effects. In addition, clinical manifestations of immunotoxicity, such as anaphylaxis, opportunistic infections, lymphomas, cytokine storm, and immunotherapy are addressed. Finally, the book considers how the recent past can provide insights on the future practice of immunotoxicology.



  • Examines the development of immunotoxicology
  • Provides context to current debates on the actual toxicity potential of chemicals
  • Covers major developments and areas of immunotoxicology

About The Author

Professor Descotes has written numerous books including the 2004 Elsevier publicationPrinciples and Methods of Immunotoxicology (LOE $44,356; 9780444510938) and published over 450 journal articles as well as working on many journal editorial boards including:" Biomedical and Environmental Sciences (Academic Press), Editorial Board" Env...

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Title:History Of ImmunotoxicologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:125 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128096799

ISBN - 13:9780128096796

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Table of Contents

1. The prehistory of immunotoxicology
2. Focus on autoimmunity and hypersensitivity
3. Clinical immunotoxic effects
4. Drug withdrawals caused by inacceptable immunotoxicity
5. Pioneering inter-laboratory studies
6. Regulatory aspects of immunotoxicology
7. Immunotherapy of poisonings
8. Insights on the future of immunotoxicity evaluation