ABOUT THIS BOOK
Atopic eczema (eczema, atopic dermatitis, diffuse neurodermatitis, endogenous eczema) is one of the most common skin diseases of our time—not only in childhood. The prevalence of this disease has increased dramatically over the past decades, although the reasons for this increase are not known. Eczema occurs anywhere in the world, not only in industrialized countries. It occurs at any age, not only in childhood, and approximately two-thirds of children affected will suffer from this disease when they are grown up.
Written by leading experts in their field, this second edition of the excellent handbook of atopic eczema 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. It also shows how unspecific anti-inflammatory treatment has to be individually tailored according to body area affected, patient age, and severity of skin lesions. All physicians treating patients with atopic eczema will find this book most helpful in their painstaking search for the individual causal or eliciting factors, which is the only basis for rational treatment and prevention of this disease.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Atopic Eczema - Atopy - Cytokines - Foof Allergy - IgE - Kreatinocytes - Respiratory Atopic Diseases - T-lymphocytes - Topical Treatment
Related subjects » Dermatology - Immunology - Internal Medicine
"Atopic eczema … is one of the most common skin diseases of our time and is still increasing in prevalence dramatically all over the world. … Written by leading experts of the field, this second edition comprises the state of the art in pathophysiology, clinical medicine and therapeutic management. … All physicians will find this book most helpful in the painstaking search for the individual causal or eliciting factors."
(Journal of Investigational Allergology, Vol. 16 (5), 2006)
"The Handbook of Atopic Eczema is not a small book. Its 613 generally well written pages are grouped into 66 chapters … . A researcher will quickly spot many fertile fields for investigation. Biology watchers will ponder the workings of ceramides, cytokines, and phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitors. … This book has a place on my bookshelf next to the first edition, published more than 15 years ago. In fact, it frequently has a place in my hands."
(Mark V. Dahl, New England Journal of Medicine, March, 2006)