Handbook of Atopic Eczema

  • Johannes Ring
  • Bernhard Przybilla
  • Thomas Ruzicka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Clinical Aspects of Atopic Eczema

    1. A. Taïeb, D. Wallach, G. Tilles
      Pages 10-20
    2. T. Schäfer
      Pages 21-30
    3. A.Y. Finlay
      Pages 31-36
    4. M. Deleuran, A. Braae Olesen, K. Thestrup-Pedersen
      Pages 37-44
    5. A. Taïeb, F. Boralevi
      Pages 45-60
    6. B. Wüthrich
      Pages 74-83
    7. S. Weidinger, J. Ring
      Pages 84-99
    8. B. Wedi, A. Kapp
      Pages 100-107
    9. D. Vieluf, J. Rieker, T. Ruzicka
      Pages 115-143
    10. A. Braae Olesen
      Pages 144-149
    11. B. Wüthrich
      Pages 150-156
    12. N.Y. Schürer
      Pages 157-165
    13. A. Schnuch, W. Uter, K. Reich
      Pages 178-201
    14. M. Laimer, H. Hintner, P. Fritsch
      Pages 202-212
    15. M. Uehara
      Pages 213-217

About this book


Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis, neurodermitis diffusa, endogenous eczema) is one of the most common skin diseases of our time and is still increasing in prevalence dramatically all over the world. The reasons for this increase are not known. It occurs at any age, not only in childhood, approximately 2/3 of children affected will suffer from this disease when they are grown-up. Written by leading experts of their field, this second edition comprises the state of the art in pathophysiology, clinical medicine and therapeutic management. It demonstrates that there is no simple "miracle" cream, pill or diet for this disease, but that a disturbed barrier function can only be repaired by adequate and individualized skin care and it shows how unspecific anti-inflammatory treatment has to be individually tailored according to body area affected, patient age and acuity of skin lesions. All physicians will find this book most helpful in the painstaking search for the individual causal or eliciting factors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Ring
    • 1
  • Bernhard Przybilla
    • 2
  • Thomas Ruzicka
    • 3
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie am BiedersteinTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und AllergologieLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Klinik und Poliklinik für DermatologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-29856-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23133-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29856-4
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