Current Topics in Contact Dermatitis

  • Peter Frosch
  • A. Dooms-Goossens
  • J.-M. Lachapelle
  • R. J. G. Rycroft
  • R. J. Scheper
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-74299-6

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. The Basics (Immunological Aspects)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. Chu, M. Shaw, J. Elliot, A. Dash
      Pages 3-11
    3. R. J. Scheper, B. M. E. von Blomberg
      Pages 12-18
    4. C. G. Larsen, T. Ternowitz, K. Thestrup-Pedersen
      Pages 19-23
  3. Morphological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. C. M. Willis, C. J. M. Stephens, J. D. Wilkinson
      Pages 42-45
  4. Current Contact Allergens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Epidemiology

      1. J. Lipozenčić, A. Kansky, Z. Periš, A. Wolf
        Pages 57-60
      2. V. Ziegler, U. Nagel, E. Temesvari, C. Quednow, K. Schlenzka, G. Richter et al.
        Pages 61-65
      3. A. Alomar, R. M. Pujol, A. Tuneu, A. Moreno
        Pages 66-72
      4. N. Balato, G. Lembo, C. Patruno, F. Ayala
        Pages 73-79
      5. M. A. Barros, A. Baptista, F. Amado
        Pages 80-82
    3. Antimicrobials and Preservatives

About these proceedings

Introduction

In recent years the field of contact dermatitis has increased greatly in importance in dermatology. The variety of exogenous, environmental­ ly caused dermatoses has undoubtedly expanded over the past few de­ cades with the increasing number of potentially toxic chemicals, the changes in lifestyle, and the greater life expectancy in industrialized societies. The value of international cooperation in this field has long been realized and acted upon by the International Contact Dermatitis Re­ search Group (ICDRG). By 1975 the international journal Contact Dermatitis had been founded under the editorship of C. D. Calnan. Thanks largely to the ICDRG and Contact Dermatitis, there were, by 1986, enough additional dermatologists and scientists with a special interest in this area to form the European Environmental and Contact Dermatitis Research Group (EECDRG). Within 2 years they had in­ stituted the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD) as an in­ ternational forum for researchers in the field. The EECDRG decided to hold a symposium in Heidelberg in May 1988, an initiative supported by the ICDRG, and on this occasion the new ESCD held its inaugural session. The Society already has over 200 members and most national contact dermatitis research groups in Europe are already represented; new members are of course welcome. Subgroups and working committees have been formed to address var­ ious topics including the standardization of patch testing, photoder­ matology, and bioengineering.

Keywords

Allergene Berufskrankheiten Irritatio Isocyanate Kontaktdermatitis Patch-Test allergy antigen asthma basics diseases inflammation lymphocytes proteins stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Frosch
    • 1
  • A. Dooms-Goossens
    • 2
  • J.-M. Lachapelle
    • 3
  • R. J. G. Rycroft
    • 4
  • R. J. Scheper
    • 5
  1. 1.Hautklinik der Universität HeidelbergHeidelberg 1Germany
  2. 2.Department of Medical Research (Dermatology)Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Unit and Laboratory of Occupational and Environmental DermatologyCatholic University of LouvainBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the SkinLondonGreat Britain
  5. 5.Department of PathologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74301-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74299-6