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Atopic Dermatitis

2nd Edition

Edited by Thomas Bieber, Donald Y. M. Leung

CRC Press

468 pages | 75 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781420077988
pub: 2009-07-20
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This newly reorganized and expanded Second Edition of the revolutionary reference guide, Atopic Dermatitis, is the only available text devoted to discussing all aspects of this common disease. Appealing to dermatologists, allergists, family practitioners, and pediatricians in daily practice, as well as physician scientists, medical students, and experimental investigators, this stand-alone guide addresses recent breakthrough discoveries in genetics and new milestones in immunological research in dermatology.

New highlights in the Second Edition:

  • 12 brand new chapters that encompass the latest research
  • the latest advances, including regulatory and Th17 cells in atopic dermatitis, cytokines and chemokines, virus infections, autoantigens, specific immunotherapy, the immune system and atopic dermatitis, and neuromediators and the pathophysiology of pruritus
  • coverage of the most recent areas of advancement: pathophysiology, mechanisms and cellular aspects, epidemiologic, genetic, and immunologic aspects of atopic dermatitis

Table of Contents


Atopic Dermatitis: One or Several Diseases?

Thomas Bieber


Carsten Flohr and Hywel C. Williams

Genetics of Atopic Eczema

Stephan Weidinger, Elke Rodriguez, and Alan D. Irvine

Epidermal Barrier in Atopic Dermatitis

Ehrhardt Proksch, Regina F¨olster-Holst, and Jens-Michael Jensen


Keratinocytes and the Cytokine/Chemokine Orchestra

Bernhard Homey

Innate Immunity in Atopic Dermatitis

Tissa R. Hata and Richard L. Gallo

Role of T cells

Cevdet Ozdemir, M¨ ubeccel Akdis, and Cezmi A. Akdis

Antigen-Presenting Cells

Natalija Novak and Thomas Bieber

Mast Cells and Basophils

Anne-Marie Irani and Lawrence B. Schwartz


Kristin M. Leiferman, Margot S. Peters, Douglas A. Plager, and Gerald J. Gleich

Pathophysiology of Pruritus

Sonja Stander and Thomas A. Luger


Role of Aeroallergens in Atopic Eczema: Diagnostic Relevance of the Atopy Patch Test

Ulf Darsow and Johannes Ring

Food Allergens and Atopic Dermatitis

Julie Wang and Hugh A. Sampson

Fungi in Atopic Dermatitis

Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Sabine Zeller, and Reto Crameri

Role of Staphylococcus aureus in Atopic Dermatitis

Peck Y. Ong and Donald Y. M. Leung

Virus Infections in Atopic Dermatitis

Natalija Novak and Donald Y. M. Leung


Psychoimmunology and Evaluation of Therapeutic Approaches

Uwe Gieler, Volker Niemeier, Burkhard Brosig, and Bruce G. Bender

Conventional Topical Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

Mark Boguniewicz

Special Aspects in Pediatrics

Franck Boralevi and Alain Ta¨ıeb

Specific Immunotherapy in Atopic Dermatitis

Thomas Werfel

Ultraviolet Phototherapy and the Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Travis Vandergriff and Heidi Jacobe

Topical Immunomodulators: Topical Calcineurin-Inhibitors

Thomas A. Luger and Martin Steinhoff

Systemic Pharmacotherapy

Werner Aberer, Klaus Wolff, and Thomas Bieber

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Dermatology