Atopic Dermatitis

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Thomas Bieber, Donald Y. M. Leung
CRC Press, Apr 23, 2002 - Medical - 656 pages
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This reference explores the epidemiology, etiology, management, and pathophysiological mechanisms of atopic dermatitis and identifies potential genetic and environmental factors associated with allergic skin immune responses-compiling the latest research, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic strategies for the prevention, control, and treatment of this chronic inflammatory disease.

Written by leading experts in the field, Atopic Dermatitis addresses
  • the clinical features of atopic dermatitis (AD)
  • the role of antigen-presenting cells, T-cells, and keratinocytes in pathogenesis
  • food hypersensitivity and infections in children
  • the identification and elimination of exacerbating components
  • emerging anti-inflammatory agents for controlling AD
  • the importance of animal models
  • the effect of AD on the emotional development of patients
    Discussing the mounting prevalence of skin disease, as well as its social and economic impact, Atopic Dermatitis is a definitive and essential guide for dermatologists, allergists, immunologists, pharmaceutical and cosmetic chemists, internists, pediatricians, epidemiologists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
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