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Maintaining the high standard of quality that made previous editions so successful, this totally revised and updated text incorporates the most recent advances in basic and clinical immunology-emphasizing diagnostic and clinical applications as well as state-of-the-art discussions of the principles and strategies for modulation of the immune response and treatment of hypersensitivity, autoimmune, and immune deficiency diseases. Includes clinical case studies as well as end-of-chapter questions-in the USML multiple choice format-for self-evaluation and preparation for licensure and specialty boards! Continuing as the only textbook providing a balanced discussion of basic and clinical immunology, the Fifth Edition of Medical Immunology offers a current review of the basic principles that govern the immune response an updated review of phagocytic cell physiology and functional deficiencies a new comprehensive section on diagnostic immunology extensively revised and updated discussions on tolerance, autoimmunity, and hypersensitivity diseases state-of-the-art discussion of immunosuppression and immunomodulation a modern overview of cancer immunology current discussions on the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management of primary and secondary immune deficiency diseases and more! Written by seasoned experts in the field, the Fifth Edition of Medical Immunology is an exceptional text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in immunology in departments of medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science; medical fellows, residents, and interns; and practicing physicians taking seminars in clinical immunology.