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Sensitive Skin Syndrome

2nd Edition

Edited by Golara Honari, Rosa Andersen, Howard L. Maibach

CRC Press

222 pages | 125 B/W Illus.

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Sensitive skin is a widely reported condition where there is subjective cutaneous hyper-reactivity to environmental factors. Progress has been made in many aspects of the background science that will help clinicians in their management of patients presenting with the condition. This new text sums up the advances in thinking on pathophysiology, classification, methods of investigation, and the different susceptibilities of different types of skin.

Table of Contents

Section I Introduction and Background

1 What is sensitive skin?

Renée J.H. Richters, Natallia E. Uzunbajakava, Piet E.J. van Erp, and Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof

2 Sensitive skin: a review of prevalence worldwide

Charles Taieb and Laurent Misery

3 Skin structure and function

Golara Honari

4 The somatosensory system

Francis McGlone and David Reilly

Section II Pathophysiology of Sensitive Skin

5 Stratum corneum and sensitive skin

Enzo Berardesca

6 Altered somatosensory pathways

Eun Ju Kim, Dong Hun Lee, and Jin Ho Chung

7 Itch and sensitive skin

Martin Schmelz

Section III Investigative Methods

8 Challenges of investigation

Lidia Maroñas-Jiménez, Elena González-Guerra, and Aurora Guerra-Tapia

9 Self-assessment of sensitive skin

Charles Taieb and Laurent Misery

10 Confocal Raman Micro-Spectroscopy: a new paradigm in the diagnosis of sensitive skin?

Denise Falcone, Natallia E. Uzunbajakava, Piet E.J. van Erp, and Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof

11 Regarding the quantification of the human skin barrier in Sensitive Skin Syndrome

Luís Monteiro Rodrigues, Henrique Silva, and Catarina Rosado

12 Irritant reactivity tests

David A. Basketter

13 Neurosensory assessment

Roland Jourdain

Section IV Clinical Considerations

14 Sensitive skin: there is a link with ethnicity?

Laurent Misery and Charles Taieb

15 Gender and age influence on sensitive skin

Rosa Marie Andersen

16 Sensitive skin: do we observe an impact on quality of life?

Laurent Misery and Charles Taieb

17 Perceived sensitive skin at different anatomic sites Miranda A. Farage

18 Sensitive skin and non-eczematous dermatoses

Ian McDonald, Helen Rea, and Martin Steinhoff

19 Sensitive skin and eczematous dermatoses

Arun C Inamadar and Aparna Palit

Section V Environmental Factors and Everyday Products

20 Influence of air pollution on skin

Sparsha Saxena and Golara Honari

21 Sensitive skin, skin care products and cosmetics

Enzo Berardesca

22 Fabrics and sensitive skin

Gerald E. Pierard and Howard I. Maibach

Section VI Management

23 Dermatotoxicology and sensitive skin syndrome

Golara Honari and Howard I. Maibach  

24 Formulations for sensitive skin

Golara Honari and Howard I. Maibach

25 Treatments for sensitive skin

Martina Kerscher and Heike Buntrock


About the Editors

Golara Honari, MD

Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Rosa Marie Andersen, MD

Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco, CA, USA

and National Allergy Research Centre, Department of Dermato-allergology, Gentofte University Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Howard I. Maibach, MD

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, CA, USA

Subject Categories

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