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1st Edition

Atopic Dermatitis and Eczematous Disorders

ISBN 9780367452162
Published December 12, 2019 by CRC Press
456 Pages 298 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

It is estimated that around 15% of the population suffer from atopic dermatitis or eczematous disorders at some point in their lifetime, causing a significant percentage of visits to dermatologists, primary care physicians, and allergists. Despite much current research interest, the pathophysiology of these disorders and their optimum treatment remain uncertain.

In Atopic Dermatitis & Eczematous Disorders, the authors discuss all clinical aspects and treatment of atopic dermatitis and other eczema variants, including:

  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Nummular eczema
  • Stasis dermatitis
  • Exfoliative erythroderma
  • HIV-related dermatoses
  • Ichthyosis vulgaris
  • Hand dermatitis
  • Immunodeficiency disorders

The book also discusses complications such as secondary infection and ophthalmic disease, as well as legal aspects. It contains almost 300 high-quality color clinical images, making it an invaluable visual reference for dermatologists in practice and training, candidates for post-registration qualifications, primary care practitioners, medical students, and allergists.

Table of Contents

The history of eczema and atopic dermatitis
The epidemiology of atopic dermatitis
Clinical aspects and differential diagnosis of atopic dermatitis
Infantile atopic dermatitis
Pruritus in atopic dermatitis: pathophysiology and treatment options
Pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis and atopiform dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis: the allergist’s perspective
Skin barrier repair in atopic dermatitis therapy
The role of infectious agents in atopic dermatitis
Topical treatment of atopic dermatitis
Systemic agents for the treatment of atopic dermatitis
Photo(chemo) therapy of atopic dermatitis
Eczema and the eye
Hand dermatitis
The relationship between atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis
Nummular dermatitis
Stasis dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis
The histopathology of eczema
Erythrodermic/exfoliative dermatitis
Primary immunodeficiency diseases
HIV infection and atopic dermatitis
Ichthyosis vulgaris
Legal aspects of atopic dermatitis

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Donald Rudikoff MD, Chief of Dermatology, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Dermatology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA, Steven R. Cohen MD, MPH, Professor and Chief, Division of Dermatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA, Noah Scheinfeld JD, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA


"The book’s 45 contributors bring their perspectives from dermatology, allergy, and pediatrics to bear on the subject. The result is admirable. The dermatologist, the pediatrician, the allergist, and the generalist will find this work a useful guide. ... Kudos to Drs. Rudikoff, Cohen, and Scheinfeld for pulling together the considerable talent and experience of the contributors to this work. ... the book represents the high water mark of our current understanding of this complex and sometimes frustrating condition. If you provide care to individuals who are atopic, you will want this volume at your side."
—Robert J. Pariser, MD, Professor of Dermatology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, writing in SKINmed Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 2

"Overall, this is one of the most thorough references on atopic dermatitis for clinicians. There is a unique chapter on the legal aspects of atopic/eczematous dermatitis that I have not seen in other books -- it is quite eye opening. Weighted Numerical Score: 84 - 3 Stars"
Doody’s Review