Here's a readable and concise introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with emphasis on clinical relevance. The format makes learning easy with short, easy-to-read chapters, color tables, key point summaries, and review questions in every chapter.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Immune System 2. Innate Immunity 3. Antigen Capture and Presentations to Lymphocytes 4. Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System 5. Cell-Mediated Immune Responses 6. Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity 7. Humoral Immune Responses 8. Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity 9. Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity 10. Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants 11. Hypersensitivity Diseases 12. Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies Suggested Readings Appendix I: Principal Features of CD Molecules Appendix II: Glossary Appendix III: Clinical Cases Index