© 2001

Textbook of Contact Dermatitis

  • Richard J. G. Rycroft
  • Torkil Menné
  • Peter J. Frosch
  • Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Historical Aspects

    1. Jean-Marie Lachapelle
      Pages 1-10
  3. Basic Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Thomas Rustemeyer, Ingrid M. W. van Hoogstraten, B. Mary E. von Blomberg, Rik J. Scheper
      Pages 13-58
    3. Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
      Pages 59-89
    4. Steen Lisby, Ole Baadsgaard
      Pages 91-110
    5. Arto Lahti, David Basketter
      Pages 111-132
    6. Renz Mang, Jean Krutmann
      Pages 133-143
  4. Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Pieter-Jan Coenraads, Thomas Diepgen, Jet Smit
      Pages 187-206
  5. Dermatotoxicology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Hans Schaefer, Thomas E. Redelmeier
      Pages 209-225
    3. Torkil Menné, J. Duus Johansen, Peter Frosch
      Pages 237-248
  6. Clinical Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Niels K. Veien
      Pages 251-310
    3. Peter J. Frosch
      Pages 311-354

About this book


The third edition of the Textbook of Contact Dermatitis is the most thorough coverage yet of every conceivable aspect of the modern-day management of contact dermatitis. Both irritant and allergic contact dermatitis are covered fully and clearly, special emphasis being given to occupational and environmental aspects, in addition to prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The Textbook also covers epidemiology, the computerization of patch test data and patient information systems, non-invasive techniques for quantification of contact dermatitis, methods of skin testing other than patch testing, skin penetration, quantitative risk assessment, the histopathology and ultrastructure of both irritant and allergic contact dermatitis, subjective reactions and medicolegal aspects. The editors and contributing authors are all leading practitioners in the field. They have thoroughly revised the original chapters that were retained, while adding a number of completely new chapters. Their expertise has thus enabled the compilation of a comprehensive, yet approachable, updated text, supplemented by a large number of illustrations, mostly in full colour, many tables and a useful index. The book will help the reader gain a better understanding of the theoretical basis of the subject, greater competence in everyday practice, and increased awareness of areas in which more clinical and laboratory research remains needed.


Dermatitis allergen allergens allergy computational dermatology contact dermatitis cosmetics dermatology epidemiology histopathology skin

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. G. Rycroft
    • 1
  • Torkil Menné
    • 2
  • Peter J. Frosch
    • 3
  • Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
    • 4
  1. 1.St. John’s Institute of DermatologySt. Thomas’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, Gentofte HospitalUniversity of CopenhagenHellerupDenmark
  3. 3.Hautklinik der Städtischen Kliniken Dortmund, Abteilung DermatologieUniversität Witten/HerdeckeDortmundGermany
  4. 4.Clinique Dermatologique Laboratoire de DermatochimieUniv. Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Textbook of Contact Dermatitis
  • Editors R.J.G. Rycroft
    T. Menne
    P.J. Frosch
    Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-66842-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-10304-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-10302-9
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XLII, 1114
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
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