Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Section 1 General Aspects of Occupational Dermatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Rustemeyer, Manigé Fartasch
      Pages 3-8
    3. Aaron Wiener, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 9-11
    4. Matthias Augustin
      Pages 19-26
    5. Nikolaus Knoepffler, Martin O’Malley
      Pages 27-35
    6. Jean-Marie Lachapelle
      Pages 37-43
    7. Wolfgang Uter
      Pages 45-50
    8. Thomas L. Diepgen, Pieter J. Coenraads
      Pages 51-58
    9. Thomas L. Diepgen, Hans Drexler
      Pages 65-77
    10. Elke Weisshaar, Thomas L. Diepgen
      Pages 79-83
  3. Section 2 Occupational Skin Diseases: Clinical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Dimitar Antonov, Sibylle Schliemann, Peter Elsner
      Pages 87-101
    3. Audris Chiang, Magnus Bruze, Sigfrid Fregert, Birgitta Gruvberger
      Pages 103-112
    4. Thomas Rustemeyer, Ingrid M. W. van Hoogstraten, B. Mary E. von Blomberg, Rik J. Scheper
      Pages 113-146
    5. Margarida Gonçalo
      Pages 147-160
    6. James Ferguson, Alastair C. Kerr
      Pages 161-174
    7. Jean-Marie Lachapelle
      Pages 175-184

About this book


Occupational skin diseases are a field of increasing interest in today’s dermatology. Due to rapid developments in several areas of modern industry, new dermatological problems constantly occur amongst workers.

The 1st edition of this Handbook of Occupational Dermatology was published in 2000 and has served as the main reference book of occupational skin diseases for general and occupational dermatologists and occupational physicians. The new edition is completely revised, updated and extended with respect to new developments. The layout allows for both quick access to practical information and in-depth reading. Included are concise tables, algorithms and figures on how to optimize the diagnostic procedure for daily patient management and expert opinion.

The new edition will continue the success as major source of reference for clinical and experimental work in the field of occupational skin diseases, both for students and experts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Rustemeyer
    • 1
  • Peter Elsner
    • 2
  • Swen-Malte John
    • 3
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital JenaJenaGermany
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health TheoryUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany
  4. 4.Department of DermatologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02034-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02035-3
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