Handbook of Atopic Eczema

Editors: Ring, Johannes, Przybilla, Bernhard, Ruzicka, Thomas (Eds.)

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Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis, neurodermitis diffusa, endogenous eczema) is one of the most common skin diseases of our time and is still increasing in prevalence dramatically all over the world. The reasons for this increase are not known. It occurs at any age, not only in childhood, approximately 2/3 of children affected will suffer from this disease when they are grown-up. Written by leading experts of their field, this second edition 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 and it shows how unspecific anti-inflammatory treatment has to be individually tailored according to body area affected, patient age and acuity of skin lesions. All physicians will find this book most helpful in the painstaking search for the individual causal or eliciting factors.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"Atopic eczema … is one of the most common skin diseases of our time and is still increasing in prevalence dramatically all over the world. … Written by leading experts of the field, this second edition comprises the state of the art in pathophysiology, clinical medicine and therapeutic management. … All physicians will find this book most helpful in the painstaking search for the individual causal or eliciting factors." (Journal of Investigational Allergology, Vol. 16 (5), 2006)

"The Handbook of Atopic Eczema is not a small book. Its 613 generally well written pages are grouped into 66 chapters … . A researcher will quickly spot many fertile fields for investigation. Biology watchers will ponder the workings of ceramides, cytokines, and phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitors. … This book has a place on my bookshelf next to the first edition, published more than 15 years ago. In fact, it frequently has a place in my hands." (Mark V. Dahl, New England Journal of Medicine, March, 2006)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Atopy: Condition, Disease, or Syndrome?

    J. Ring

    Pages 3-9

  • The History of Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis

    A. Taïeb, D. Wallach, G. Tilles

    Pages 10-20

  • Epidemiology of Atopic Eczema

    T. Schäfer

    Pages 21-30

  • Clinical Symptoms of Atopic Eczema

    M. Deleuran, A. Braae Olesen, K. Thestrup-Pedersen

    Pages 37-44

  • Minimal Variants of Atopic Eczema

    B. Wüthrich

    Pages 74-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Atopic Eczema
Editors
  • Johannes Ring
  • Bernhard Przybilla
  • Thomas Ruzicka
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-29856-4
DOI
10.1007/3-540-29856-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXII, 613
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 168 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Orginally published under Ruzicka,Thomas
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