Handbook of Atopic Eczema

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Johannes Ring, Bernhard Przybilla, Thomas Ruzicka
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 23, 2006 - Medical - 613 pages

Atopic eczema (eczema, atopic dermatitis, diffuse neurodermatitis, endogenous eczema) is one of the most common skin diseases of our time—not only in childhood. The prevalence of this disease has increased dramatically over the past decades, although the reasons for this increase are not known. Eczema occurs anywhere in the world, not only in industrialized countries. It occurs at any age, not only in childhood, and approximately two-thirds of children affected will suffer from this disease when they are grown up.

Written by leading experts in their field, this second edition of the excellent handbook of atopic eczema comprises the state of the art in pathophysiology, clinical medicine, and therapeutic management. It demonstrates that there is no simple "miracle" cream, pill, or diet for this disease, but that a disturbed barrier function can only be repaired by adequate and individualized skin care. It also shows how unspecific anti-inflammatory treatment has to be individually tailored according to body area affected, patient age, and severity of skin lesions. All physicians treating patients with atopic eczema will find this book most helpful in their painstaking search for the individual causal or eliciting factors, which is the only basis for rational treatment and prevention of this disease.

 

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Contents

Condition Disease or Syndrome?
3
The History of Atopic EczemaDermatitis
10
References
19
The Burden of Atopic Eczema
31
Clinical Symptoms of Atopic Eczema
37
References
44
Stigmata of the Atopic Constitution
61
References
72
References
309
References
319
Keratinocytes in Atopic Eczema
332
Inflammatory Mediators and Chemokines
340
Cytokines in Atopic Dermatitis Eczema
350
Neuropeptides and Atopic Eczema
357
References
369
The Role of Inhalant Allergens in Atopic
390

Minimal Variants of Atopic Eczema
74
References
82
References
97
References
107
Complications and Diseases Associated
115
Diseases Rarely Associated with Atopic
144
Natural History of Atopic Eczema
150
Dry Skin
157
Occupational Aspects of Atopic Eczema
166
Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Atopic
178
References
194
Immunodeficiency Syndromes and Atopic
202
References
211
Histopathologic and Ultrastructural
218
References
227
Clinical Genetics of Atopic Eczema
235
The Molecular Genetics of Atopy
244
Genetics of Atopic Eczema
255
References
263
References
273
Inflammatory Dendritic Epidermal Cells
288
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Atopic Eczema
296
Mast Cells in the Skin
303
Role of Food Allergy in Atopic Eczema
399
Staphylococcus Aureus and Atopic Eczema
406
References
416
Role of Allergy Testing in Atopic Eczema
441
Probiotics in Atopic Eczema
449
Measuring Disturbed Barrier Function
456
Basic Topical Therapy with Emollients
463
Antihistamines in Atopic Eczema
503
441
521
Skin Care in Atopic Eczema
524
5Decorative Cosmetic
531
Is a Food Allergy
537
442
538
References
542
Phosphodiesterase 4 Inhibitors
557
Music Therapy in Atopic Eczema
565
Used Together with Topical Corticosteroids
572
R Happle
592
443
594
Subject Index 605
604
444
606
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