2nd Edition

Sensitive Skin Syndrome

Edited By Golara Honari, Rosa Andersen, Howard I. Maibach Copyright 2017
    232 Pages 125 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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



    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