General Aspects.- Clinical Aspects.- Causative Factors.- Diagnosis.- Therapy.- Prognosis.- Prevention.- Job Descriptions.- Chemistry and Concentrations of Patch Test Allergens.
This new edition of the principal reference on occupational dermatology provides the most comprehensive updated overview of its clinical management. It contains a number of new and heavily revised chapters, taking into account recent developments in the understanding and clinical management of occupational dermatitis. Since its first publication in 2000, it has served as the main reference on the topic for general and occupational dermatologists, occupational physicians, and health workers in other fields. It provides a comprehensive overview of clinical appearances, epidemiology, diagnostic approaches, contact materials, patient care, and prevention.
This third edition of Kanerva's Occupational Dermatology has been revised and extended to take into account recent developments. The emphasis is very much on evidence-based dermatology, and the coverage is both completely up-to-date and exceptionally detailed. The layout allows for both in-depth reading and quick access to practical information, with the inclusion of concise tables, algorithms, and figures on how to optimize the diagnostic procedure for daily patient management. It continues to ensure that experts and students alike are acquainted with newly emerging conditions and the latest advances.
The editors are leading physicians and researchers in the field of occupational dermatology and contact dermatitis.
Prof. Dr. Swen Malte John heads the department of dermatology, environmental medicine and theory of healthcare at Osnabruck University. He is also chair of the European Standards on Prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases Network, which is a cooperation of institutions in 26 countries funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology in order to coordinate activities relevant for OSD prevention on an European level.
Dr. Thomas Rustemeyer worked as clinical fellow in dermatology and allergology at hospitals in Germany and the Netherlands. He currently works as dermato-allergologist at the University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Prof. Dr. Peter Elsner is director of the division of dermatology and dermatological allergology at the university hospital in Jena, Germany. His research is focused amongst others on dermatological disease models, the pharmacology of skin irritants, the prevention of occupational dermatoses and information processing in dermatology.
Prof. Dr. Howard I. Maibach is one of the leading US-American dermatologists. He has written and lectured extensively on dermatotoxicology (the toxicity to man from skin exposure) and dermatopharmacology (the treatment of skin diseases). Dr. Maibach has been on the editorial boards of over 30 scientific journals and is a member of 19 professional societies. When seeing patients he mostly provides second opinions on allergic contact dermatitis.