Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (3rd edition)

Gavin Spickett
Oxford Medical Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy is a unique, practical and clinically relevant guide for clinicians and laboratory staff to assist with the diagnosis and management of immunological/allergic disease, and the correct selection and interpretation of immunological tests. Now fully updated for the third edition, the handbook has been expanded to include the latest developments, drugs, diagnostic tests, and therapy options in the field. With concise, bullet-point coverage of the entire breadth of immunological and allergic disease, this handbook has been specially written to ensure the information you need is always at your fingertips. The first section covers clinical diseases, giving guidance on test selection and interpretation for both diagnosis and monitoring. The second section covers diagnostic tests, summarizing the methodology and pros and cons of each. Expertly written, reviewed by specialists, and fully up-to-date, you can be sure that the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy provides all the vital information you will need to assist you in effective practice.


1. Primary immunodeficiency
2. Secondary immunodeficiency
3. Allergic disease
4. Autoimmunity and the endocrine system
5. Autoimmunity affecting the nervous system
6. Autoimmunity associated with cardiac, respiratory, and renal disease
7. Autoimmunity in gastrointestinal disease
8. Autoimmunity in liver disease
9. Autoimmune haematological disorders
10. Autoimmune skin disorders
11. Autoimmune eye disease
12. Connective tissue disease
13. Vasculitis
14. Miscellaneous conditions
15. Transplantation
16. Immunotherapy
17. Immunochemistry
18. Autoantibodies
19. Allergy tests
20. Cellular investigations
21. Tissue typing
22. Quality and managerial issues


Gavin Spickett trained in Oxford and carried out research for his DPhil at the MRC Cellular Immunology Unit. He then completed his medical training in Ipswich before moving to the Clinical Research Centre, working with Dr. David Webster on primary immunodeficiency diseases. He completed his senior registrar training in Oxford with professor Helen Chapel before taking up his present post in Newcastle, where he has led the clinical immunology and allergy service and the regional immunology laboratory for 20 years.