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An Atlas of Atopic Eczema

1st Edition

By Lionel Fry

CRC Press

96 pages

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Atopic eczema is the most common and persistent dermatological condition seen in general practice. Over the last few years, advances have been made in the genetics of atopy in general, newer treatments have been introduced for topical use, and new concepts suggested in the etiology. Thus, a new text on atopic eczema is both timely and useful. Written by one of the world's most distinguished dermatologists, An Atlas of Atopic Eczema provides full coverage of this skin disorder, including new information on calcineurin inhibitors and their therapeutic options. Extensively illustrated in color, the atlas explores topics such as genetics, etiology, pathogenesis, prognosis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, relationships to other types of eczema, and treatment. The author lifts the veil of confusion and helps physicians stay on top of the challenge the increased incidence of eczemas present.

Reviews

"In this slim but focused book, Professor Lionel Fry has captured all we need to know about eczema. …replete with diagrams, helpful reminders in illustrative form, and plenty of pictures of the many expressions of eczema. The teachings of the renowned Professor Fry are delightfully presented in both word and illustration."

-From the Foreword by Charles N. Ellis, MD, University of Michigan

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

DEFINITIONS

Dermatitis versus Eczema

Atopic

Infantile Eczema

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Place of Domicile

Incidence of Atopic Eczema Related to Age

Increasing Incidence of Atopic Eczema

NATURAL HISTORY

GENETICS

Family Studies

Twin Studies

Human Lymphocyte Antigen System

Genome Screens

Maternal Effect

Summary

PATHOGENESIS

Histology

Findings in the Blood

Immunopathogenesis

Inflammatory Cells

Immunoglobulin E

Summary

ETIOLOGY

Genetics: Possible Candidate Genes

Abnormal Skin Barrier

Allergens

Aeroallergens

Autoantigens

Bacteria

Fungi

Environmental Pollution

Hygiene Hypothesis

Pharmacological and Vascular Abnormalities

Emotional Factors

Neuropeptides

Summary

CLINICAL FEATURES

Age of Onset

Sex

Clinical Features of Eczema per se

Age-related Features

Non-age-related Features

Atopic Eczema at Specific Sites

Other Eczematous Skin Disorders in Atopic Individuals

Non-eczematous Cutaneous Features of Atopy

Other Disorders Associated with Atopic Eczema

Infections

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Other Eczematous Conditions

Syndromes with Eczematous Eruptions

Non-eczema Disorders

MANAGEMENT

Emollients

Bathing

Clothing

Climate

Diet

Breast-feeding

Delayed Introduction of Solid Foods

Avoidance of Food Antigens in Pregnancy

Probiotics

Aeroallergens

Animals

Psychotherapeutic Measures

Investigations

Topical Drugs

Antistaphylococcal Treatment

Antiviral Treatment

Antifungal Treatment

Ultraviolet Light

Systemic Treatment

Biological Agents

The Future

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED017000
MEDICAL / Dermatology