Updates in Clinical Dermatology

Contact Urticaria Syndrome

Diagnosis and Management

Editors: Gimenez-Arnau, Ana M, Maibach, Howard (Eds.)

  • Easily accessible guide for dermatologists and residents, as well as general practitioners, summarizing the most important concepts that will help physicians identify the signs and symptoms of Contact Urticaria Syndrome in their daily clinical practice
  • Each chapter is laid out in the following format: Concepts, Tools and Algorithms of Diagnosis and Management, a Clinical Case for each entry, and Recommendations
  • Provides a global approach to this syndrome using internationally standardized requirements for diagnosis
  • Part of the Updates in Clinical Dermatology series
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Contact urticaria is an immediate but transient localized swelling and redness that occurs on the skin after direct contact with an offending substance. It is caused by a variety of compounds, such as foods, preservatives, fragrances, plant and animal products, metals, and rubber latex and the mechanism by which these provoke an immediate urticarial rash at the area of contact can be divided into two categories: non-immunological contact urticaria and immunological (allergic) contact urticaria. Non-immunological contact urticaria typically causes mild localized reactions that clear within hours, e.g. stinging nettle rash. This type of urticaria occurs without prior exposure of a patient's immune system to an allergen. Immunological contact urticaria occurs most commonly in atopic individuals (people who are prone to allergy). Hence prior exposure to an allergen is required for this type of contact urticaria to occur. 

While there have been other texts written on the subject over the last decade, this book is intended as an easily accessible guide for dermatologists and residents, as well as general practitioners, summarizing the most important concepts that will help physicians identify the signs and symptoms of Contact Urticaria Syndrome in their daily clinical practice. Each chapter is laid out in the following format: Concepts, Tools and Algorithms of Diagnosis and Management, a Clinical Case for each entry, and Recommendations. Additionally, the Volume Editors have worked to provide a global approach to this syndrome using internationally standardized requirements for diagnosis.

About the authors

Dr. Ana Giménez-Arnau is a Consultant in Dermatology and Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Barcelona. 
Dr. Howard Maibach is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at UCSF and is an expert in contact and occupational dermatitis and His specialties are dermatotoxicology, or skin exposure toxicity; allergies and skin disorders; and dermatopharmacology or the study of medications for skin disorders. Dr. Maibach has been on the editorial board of more than 30 scientific journals and is a member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society and the Internal Commission on Occupation Health. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Essentials and Updated Concepts

    Giménez-Arnau, Ana M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Basic Epidemiology Concepts Relevant in Contact Urticaria

    Alfonso, Jose Hernán

    Pages 13-23

  • Occupational Relevance of Contact Urticaria Syndrome

    Alfonso, Jose Hernán

    Pages 25-43

  • Clinical Diagnosis of Immediate Contact Skin Reactions

    Giménez-Arnau, Ana M. (et al.)

    Pages 45-56

  • Oral Allergy Syndrome: Rethinking Concepts

    Sánchez, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 57-64

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89763-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contact Urticaria Syndrome
Book Subtitle
Diagnosis and Management
Editors
  • Ana M Gimenez-Arnau
  • Howard Maibach
Series Title
Updates in Clinical Dermatology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89764-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89764-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89763-9
Series ISSN
2523-8884
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 186
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