This book is a quick guide for clinicians, specialists, and residents. It provides a concise overview of the practical aspects of contact dermatitis, supplying the tools to allow a fast and reliable diagnosis. The book describes the clinical features of contact dermatitis, explains how to make an exposure assessment and covers other essentials in the diagnostic work. Information is presented on testing with patients' own products and overviews are provided on the allergens contained in various products. In addition, a helpful list of the most frequent allergens is included. The authors are leading practitioners in the field, and their expertise has enabled the compilation of an approachable text supplemented by a large number of full color illustrations, tables and check lists. This book will help the reader to gain a better understanding of the subject and to achieve greater competence in everyday practice.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 325
Weight: 6878 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
"This book succinctly reviews the basic principles of patch testing and common allergens responsible for allergic contact dermatitis and makes broad recommendations for categories of contact avoidance and general treatment suggestions. ... The audience is dermatologists who have a special interest in occupational dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis and who perform patch testing as part of the diagnostic evaluation. ... useful as a general overview of the what, when, why, and how of patch testing and contact dermatitis." (Patricia Wong, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)