An Atlas of Atopic Eczema

An Atlas of Atopic Eczema

By: Lionel Fry (author)Hardback

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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.

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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

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/12/2003
  • ISBN13: 9781842142363
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781842142363
  • weight: 671
  • ISBN10: 1842142364

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