Allergy and Asthma Made Ridiculously Simple

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A brief, clear, and practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma. Beginning with an understanding of the mechanisms of the four classes of the hypersensitivity reactions and demonstrating the most clinically relevant manifestations and treatments, Allergy and Asthma Made Ridiculously Simple is a must have for any student on rotations or practitioners.


Book Details


72 pages




Edition 1 (January 1, 2017)



About The Author

Massoud Mahmoudi

Dr. Mahmoudi practices internal medicine, allergy, and immunology in California. He has published or edited numerous scientific papers and 9 books related to allergy and immunology, including the best-selling Immunology Made Ridiculously Simple. He was a medical columnist for local newpapers and the San Francisco Chronicle, has spoken locally and nationally on allergy and immunology, and appeared on local television and Fox News. Dr. Mahmoudi is currently president of the American Osteopathic College of Allergy and Immunology and on the faculties of the University of California San Francisco, Rowan University, and Touro University.


Chapter 1. The World of Allergy
Chapter 2. Four Classes of Hypersensitivity
Chapter 3. Allergic Diseases of the Eye
Chapter 4. Allergic Rhinitis
Chapter 5. Urticaria and Angioedema
Chapter 6. Atopic Dermatitis
Chapter 7. Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Chapter 8. Asthma
Chapter 9. Food Allergy
Chapter 10. Drug Allergy
Chapter 11. Immunotherapy
Appendix. Allergy Questionnaire

4 reviews for Allergy and Asthma Made Ridiculously Simple

  1. Annie – Mahmoudi does a great job going over the clinically relevant topics in allergy …

    Dr. Mahmoudi does a great job going over the clinically relevant topics in allergy and asthma. He gives a brief explanation of each disease, the differential, the relevant history and physical presentation, diagnostic testing and treatments. It is very clear and concise. It is a great resource for any primary care provider looking to brush up on this topic, residents, med students on clinical rotations or NPs and PAs practicing primary care. All of the diseases he goes over are common and to be seen in any primary care practice. At the end he gives a clear guide on how to prepare and administer allergic immunotherapy.

  2. A.C. – Great book for medical students

    Speaking as a medical student, this book was recommended to me when I was doing a rotation in allergy/immunology. The book was easy to read, and covers all the important concepts needed for a working understanding of the common conditions seen in an allergist’s clinic. Would recommend for other medical students who are interested in learning more about the field of allergy/immunology, or for those who are studying for medicine shelf exams or the USMLE step 2.

  3. Thuyvy Le – Must-have!!

    This is an extremely well written book that explains atopy on an in-depth level, yet still very easy to follow. Perfect for medical students, healthcare professionals, and doctors who would like a thorough review of the topic- and perhaps even learn some new things from the book. My favorite features are the summary tables and cartoon drawings as they really help with memory recall.

  4. Rhobe B. – Finally a textbook that isn’t overwhelming.

    Very easy to read, information presented is high yield & straight to the point. Highly recommend.

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