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Generalized Dermatitis in Clinical Practice
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Main description:

Management of Generalized Dermatitis in Clinical Practice translates the mechanisms of dermatitis from basic science evidence to practice based recommendations for clinical care. The role of allergic contact dermatitis in atopic dermatitis is explored in depth. Primary care physicians, allergists, and dermatologists will enjoy the fresh perspective that moves beyond treatment with corticosteroids and provides diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms for this complex condition.


Reviews the diagnosis of all types of dermatitis including algorithms for use of skin prick , conventional, and atopy patch tests

Provides practical tips on obtaining environmental history including use of pantomime to understand relationship between exposure and distribution of dermatitis

Details indications for referral to specialists such as haematology/oncology

Defines a dermatitis strategy not based on gross classification alone

Back cover:

Generalized dermatitis  is often chronic and debilitating. Many cases are multifactorial, which makes diagnosis and targeted treatment difficult. Although a very common reason for presentation to both dermatologists and primary care physicians, many practitioners fail to control symptoms adequately.

Generalized Dermatitis in Clinical Practice summarizes the diagnostic and management options of this complex, multifactorial, and often chronic disease. Distilling a wealth of clinical insight, the author reviews the pathophysiology and differential diagnosis in the context of patient management. This concise clinical reference is an ideal way for dermatologists, allergists, and primary care physicians to approach the patient suffering from widespread dermatitis.


Section I.Common examples.- 1.Auto-eczematization from stasis dermatitis.- 2.Systemic contact dermatitis.- 3.Protein contact dermatitis and food pollen syndromes.- 4.Atopic dermatitis as a model for protein contact dermatitis.- 5.Sensitization to food via initial exposure on inflamed perioral skin instead of. Section II: Less common examples.- 1.Erythema multiforme complicating contact dermatitis.- 2.Hypereosinophilic syndrome.- 3.Eczematous drug eruption.-Section III: Mimics in Differential Diagnosis.- 1.Bullous pemphigoid.- 2.Scabies.- 3.Widespread allergic contact dermatitis


ISBN-13: 9781447128977
Publisher: Springer (Springer London)
Publication date: July, 2012
Pages: 169

Subcategories: Dermatology


Susan Nedorost, Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Director of the Environmental and Occupational Dermatology Clinic, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, US.