Allergic Skin Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 18, 2000 - Medical - 552 pages
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This state-of-the-science reference provides valuable information on the pathophysiology and economic and social consequences of allergic skin reactions, as well as new treatments based on emerging concepts of skin disease pathobiology-addressing the epidemiology, mechanisms, occupational effects, environmental triggers, and quality-of-life concerns.
Focuses on atopic dermatitis, urticaria, and allergic contact dermatitis, among other increasingly common skin disorders. Written by more than 35 leading researchers, Allergic Skin Disease
  • reviews basic principles of the causes of allergic skin responses
  • analyzes the role of key cell types, effector molecules, cytokines, mediators, chemokines, cell adhesion molecules, and immunogenetic mechanisms
  • showcases the dynamics of adhesion molecules and the pathophysiology of pruritus
  • examines clinical features of skin allergies, particularly regarding immune mechanisms that determine pathogenic course and outcome
  • investigates behaviors of keratinocytes, dendritic cells and macrophages, fibroblasts, lymphocytes, granulocytes, and endothelial cells
  • explores phototherapy, photochemotherapy, immunomodulatory therapy, and traditional antiinflammatory therapy for recalcitrant skin diseases
  • discusses anaphylaxis and other allergic reactions to insect bites
  • surveys demographism, vibratory angioedema, and other types of urticaria
  • identifies allergic and infectious triggers of skin disease
  • and more!
    Containing over 1800 bibliographic citations, Allergic Skin Disease is a must-read resource for dermatologists, allergists, immunologists, pharmaceutical and cosmetic chemists, internists, pediatricians, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
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