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May 1970

Practical Management of the Allergic Child

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(5):624. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000050128033

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As one of the leaders in pediatric allergy, Dr. Fontana has written an easy-to-read text on his experience with allergic disorders occurring in children. Chapters 1 to 3 give the reader a background in immunology and the scope of allergy. The remainder of the chapters deal with specific allergic conditions. The author has organized the material in each chapter according to the frequency, pathology, diagnosis, and management of each condition. Chapters 4 to 11 and 16 discuss the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and other mucous membrane types of allergic disorders that are not of primary interest to the dermatologist. Chapters 12 to 15 are of direct interest to the dermatologist dealing with allergic dermatosis, urticaria, and insect and drug allergies. The final sections are a pharmacopeia of commonly used antiallergic drugs and a set of instructions for the allergic patient. The author has summarized much information in the text. Aside from minor

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