Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. However, it may also develop for the first time in adults. It is usually a long-term (chronic) condition, although it can improve significantly, or even clear completely, in some children as they get older (NHS Choices).
Part of the World Clinics: Dermatology series, this book is a complete guide to the diagnosis and management of atopic eczema.
Beginning with an overview of the condition, the first chapters discuss etiopathogenesis, clinical features, investigations and diagnosis.
The second part of the book covers both topical and systemic therapies, prevention strategies, and allergens, microbes and moisturisers.
Presented as a collection of evidence-based reviews, each article is enhanced by photographs and figures, and concludes with a summary and comments by the editors highlighting their own clinical experience.
Other titles in the World Clinics: Dermatology series include `Acne', `Psoriasis' and `Fungal Infections of the Skin'.
Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of atopic eczema
Part of the World Clinics: Dermatology series
Covers both topical and systemic therapies, and prevention strategies
Features comments by the editors highlighting their own clinical experience
Rashmi Sarkar MD MNAMS Professor, Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India Margarita Larralde MD PhD Chief, Department of Dermatology, Aleman Hospital, Department of Paediatric Dermatology, Ramos Mejia Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Editorial Abbreviations Atopic Eczema-Epidemiology and Comorbidities Etiopathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis Skin Barrier in Atopic Dermatitis Diagnosis and Clinical Features Severity Scoring in Atopic Dermatitis Investigations in Atopic Eczema Atopic Dermatitis Treatment Topical Therapy Atopic Dermatitis Treatment: Systemic Therapy Prevention Strategies in Atopic Dermatitis Allergens and Atopic Dermatitis Microbes and Atopic Dermatitis Moisturizers in Atopic Dermatitis Atopic Dermatitis in Developing Countries with Emphasis on India