This book is based on the experience of the pathologists and immunologists involved in the transplant programmes of Papworth and Addenbrooke's Hospitals in Cambridge.
The book is divided into three main parts. Section One gives a general overview of the fundamental principles of the immunology and pathology of transplant surgery. Section Two covers immunosuppression and discusses major and minor histocompatibility antigens, the molecular basis of immunosuppression and immunologic enhancement. The third section looks at the immunology and pathology of specific organs suitable for transplantation including the liver, heart, heart and lung, pancreas and so on.
This is essential reading for all those involved in transplantation programmes including immunologists, pathologists and transplant surgeons.