Contact & occupational dermatology

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Mosby, 2002 - Medical - 431 pages
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The revised and updated New Edition of this practical guide provides comprehensive, yet concise, coverage of the diagnosis and management of suspected contact and occupational dermatitis--from the basic principles of allergic and irritant contact dermatitis*to data collection, patient evaluation, and monitoring. Readers will find detailed discussions on patch testing, allergens, occupational skin disease, contact urticaria, contact dermatitis, and more. With a brand-new co-author, information on new antigens, and a substantially revised chapter that serves as a mini-atlas of regional contact dermatitis, this trusted resource offers complete, expert guidance--page after page!

  • Offers a new atlas format in the Regional Contact Dermatitis chapter, which matches color clinical photographs with suggested allergens for testing based on the location of the dermatitis
  • Features new coverage of textile dermatitis, with appropriate avoidance measures for glove and shoe allergic contact dermatitis
  • Explores all relevant issues surrounding patch testing, including patient history, distribution of the dermatitis, and occupation.
  • Makes patient education easier with allergen exposure lists designed to be photocopied and handed out.
  • Includes new antigens on the exposure lists such as benzyl alcohol, iodopropynl butylcarbamate, disperse blue 106, and ethylene urea/melamine formaldehyde resin.
  • Employs a concise, practical approach that makes the New Edition appropriate for a wide range of medical practitioners.

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Contents

Allergic and Irritant Contact Dermatitis
3
Evaluation and Treatment of Patients With Contact Dermatitis
16
Patch Testing
34
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