Immunology and Drug Therapy of Allergic Skin Diseases

  • C. A. F. M. Bruijnzeel-Koomen
  • E. Knol

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jan D. Bos
    Pages 1-13
  3. Gerald R. Dubois, Paul J. Baselmans, Geert C. Mudde
    Pages 15-28
  4. Els Van Hoffen, Frank C. Van Reijsen
    Pages 29-48
  5. Jörn Elsner, Alexander Kapp
    Pages 49-71
  6. Edward F. Knol
    Pages 73-85
  7. Edward F. Knol
    Pages 87-98
  8. Carla A. F. M. Bruilrizeel-Koomen
    Pages 99-109
  9. Anton C. de Groot
    Pages 111-127
  10. Cornelis J. W. van Ginkel
    Pages 129-135
  11. Clive E. Grattan
    Pages 137-156
  12. Hans F. Merk
    Pages 157-172
  13. Birgit A. Pees, Peter S. Friedmann
    Pages 173-197
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book


Allergic skin diseases belong to the most common dermatoses. This book deals with fundamental (in particular immunological aspects) as well as clinical symptoms and therapeutic strategies of the allergic skin diseases. Cells involved in the pathomechanisms of allergic skin disease are described in individual chapters. The allergic skin diseases which will be discussed are atopic dermatitis, being the chronic inflammatory skin disease with the highest prevalence, allergic contact dermatitis with special focus on contact dermatitis from cosmetics, being the most frequent cause of contact dermatitis and occupational contact dermatitis. The broad ethiology of urticaria and the value of several therapeutic strategies will be explained. The chapter on drug allergy will deal with the variety of symptoms and the difficulties concerning in vitro and in vivo diagnosis. The book is of great interest to clinicians working in the field of dermatology, allergology, pediatrics and even general practitioners...


Dermatitis Urticaria allergy contact dermatitis cosmetics dermatose diseases inflammation pathogenesis skin disease therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • C. A. F. M. Bruijnzeel-Koomen
    • 1
  • E. Knol
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital UtrechtUtrechtNetherlands

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