examines the basic molecular and cellular components of the immune system relative to the pathogenesis and prevention of infectious diseases;
focuses on primary and acquired immunodeficiency and immune system dysregulation as causes of pathology;
contributions from multiple areas of immunology present current information in a rapidly moving field;
all chapters have standardized thematic and structural aspects to provide critical information in a comprehensible style;
examples and illustrations depict basic immunologic processes in conjunction with their role in infectious or other diseases.