Atopic Dermatitis

  • Kristine BreuerEmail author
  • Thomas Werfel
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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is associated with a deficient epidermal barrier function. The risk of developing occupational contact dermatitis is increased in patients with AD exposed to wet work. In this chapter, an overview of pathogenesis, clinical presentations and management of occupational contact dermatitis in patients with AD will be presented.


Atopic dermatitis Atopic skin disposition Atopy Transepidermal water loss Epidermal barrier function Filaggrin Risk factors Erlangen atopy score Flexural eczema Apprenticeship Irritant contact dermatitis Epidemiology Epidemiologic studies Allergic contact dermatitis Atopic hand eczema Post-occupational dermatitis Hand eczema Primary prevention Pre-employment examination Intrinsic atopic dermatitis Cornified envelope Ceramides T cells 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Private PracticeReinbekGermany
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Klinik für Dermatologie und VenerologieHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany

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