Contact Dermatitis

  • Jeanne Duus Johansen
  • Peter J. Frosch
  • Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Basic features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Jean-Marie Lachapelle
      Pages 1-9
  3. Basic features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Axel Schnuch, Berit Christina Carlsen
      Pages 13-42
    3. Thomas Rustemeyer, Ingrid M. W. van Hoogstraten, B. Mary E. von Blomberg, Sue Gibbs, Rik J. Scheper
      Pages 43-90
    4. Ehrhardt Proksch, Jochen Brasch
      Pages 121-135
    5. David Basketter, Arto Lahti
      Pages 137-153
    6. Renz Mang, Helger Stege, Jean Krutmann
      Pages 155-163
  4. Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Pieter-Jan Coenraads, Wolfgang Uter, Thomas Diepgen
      Pages 193-211
  5. Dermatotoxicology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Hans Schaefer, Thomas E. Redelmeier, Jürgen Lademann
      Pages 215-227
    3. Jeanne Duus Johansen, Peter J. Frosch, Torkil Menné
      Pages 241-251
  6. Clinical Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253

About this book


The fifth edition of Contact Dermatitis covers in detail every conceivable aspect of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and its modern-day management. Special emphasis is given to immunological mechanisms, molecular aspects of sensitizers, atypical clinical forms, reactions to medicaments, and occupational and environmental factors. In order to optimize the diagnostic approach, a wide range of information is provided, including a dictionary of contact allergens. Retained chapters from the previous edition have been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest knowledge. Furthermore, completely new chapters have been added on a variety of topics, including genetics, the role of the skin barrier, the link between respiratory symptoms triggered by chemicals and contact dermatitis, and prevention. The editors and authors are all leading practitioners in the field. The comprehensive but approachable text is supplemented by a large number of full color illustrations and tables. Core messages highlight the most important information and will help the reader to gain a better understanding of the subject and greater competence in everyday practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeanne Duus Johansen
    • 1
  • Peter J. Frosch
    • 2
  • Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. DermatologyAmtssygehuset GentofteHellerupDenmark
  2. 2.Klinikzentrum Mitte, HautklinikStädtische Kliniken DortmundDortmundGermany
  3. 3.Labo. DermatochimieInstitut le BelStrasbourg CXFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03826-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03827-3
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