Leading specialists have contributed to this instructive and profusely illustrated book, which gives a clear view of the problems of inflammation at the cellular and molecular levels, in the context of classical immunology.
The exposition follows a logical outline:
- the cells involved in the inflammatory reaction (neutrophiles, monocytes-macrophages, eosinophiles basophiles and mastocytary cells, T and B lymphocytes, platelets, and endothelial cells)
- the different types of inflammation involving diffrent cells
- the effectors
- the serum activation systems
- the molecular mechanisms of the principal treatments: steroid and non-steroid anti-inflammatories.
Such a complete update has not appeared for a long time in the high-level scientific and medical literature.