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Atopic Dermatitis and Eczematous Disorders


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The history of eczema and atopic dermatitis. The epidemiology of atopic dermatitis. Clinical aspects and differential diagnosis of atopic dermatitis. Infantile atopic dermatitis. Pruritus in atopic dermatitis: pathophysiology and treatment options. Pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis and atopiform dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis: the allergist's perspective. Skin barrier repair in atopic dermatitis therapy. The role of infectious agents in atopic dermatitis. Topical treatment of atopic dermatitis. Systemic agents for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. Photo(chemo) therapy of atopic dermatitis. Eczema and the eye. Hand dermatitis. The relationship between atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis. Nummular dermatitis. Stasis dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis. The histopathology of eczema. Erythrodermic/exfoliative dermatitis. Primary immunodeficiency diseases. HIV infection and atopic dermatitis. Ichthyosis vulgaris. Legal aspects of atopic dermatitis.

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Donald Rudikoff MD, Chief of Dermatology, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Dermatology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA, Steven R. Cohen MD, MPH, Professor and Chief, Division of Dermatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA, Noah Scheinfeld JD, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA


"The book's 45 contributors bring their perspectives from dermatology, allergy, and pediatrics to bear on the subject. The result is admirable. The dermatologist, the pediatrician, the allergist, and the generalist will find this work a useful guide. ... Kudos to Drs. Rudikoff, Cohen, and Scheinfeld for pulling together the considerable talent and experience of the contributors to this work. ... the book represents the high water mark of our current understanding of this complex and sometimes frustrating condition. If you provide care to individuals who are atopic, you will want this volume at your side."
-Robert J. Pariser, MD, Professor of Dermatology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, writing in SKINmed Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 2"Overall, this is one of the most thorough references on atopic dermatitis for clinicians. There is a unique chapter on the legal aspects of atopic/eczematous dermatitis that I have not seen in other books -- it is quite eye opening. Weighted Numerical Score: 84 - 3 Stars"
-Doody's Review

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