Textbook of Contact Dermatitis

  • Richard J. G. Rycroft
  • Torkil Menné
  • Peter J. Frosch
  • Claude Benezra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Historical Aspects

    1. Jean-Marie Lachapelle
      Pages 1-8
  3. Basic Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Rik J. Scheper, B. Mary E. von Blomberg
      Pages 11-27
    3. Peter J. Frosch
      Pages 28-61
    4. Arto Lahti
      Pages 62-74
    5. Ian R. White
      Pages 75-88
  4. Histopathological and Immunohistopathological Features of Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis

  5. Molecular Aspects of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

    1. Claude Benezra, Caroline C. Sigman, Donya Bagheri, Rossana Fraginals, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 103-119
  6. Individual Predisposition to Contact Dermatitis

    1. Torkil Menné, John D. Wilkinson
      Pages 121-130
  7. Epidemiology

    1. Pieter-Jan Coenraads, Jet Smit
      Pages 131-150
  8. Clinical Features

    1. Niels K. Veien
      Pages 151-204
  9. Hand Eczema

    1. Etain Cronin
      Pages 205-218
  10. Noneczematous Contact Reactions

    1. Chee Leok Goh
      Pages 219-236
  11. Diagnostic Tests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Jan E. Wahlberg
      Pages 239-268
    3. Matti Hannuksela
      Pages 287-292
    4. Ian R. White
      Pages 293-305
    5. Clifford McMillan, Desmond Burrows
      Pages 306-322
  12. Occupational Contact Dermatitis

    1. Richard J. G. Rycroft
      Pages 339-399
  13. Contact Dermatitis in Children

    1. Carlo Luigi Meneghini
      Pages 401-412
  14. Allergens from the Standard Series

    1. Klaus E. Andersen, Desmond Burrows, Ian R. White
      Pages 413-456
  15. Allergens Related to Specific Exposures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-457
    2. Anton C. de Groot, Ian R. White
      Pages 459-475
    3. Gianni Angelini
      Pages 476-502
    4. J. Foussereau
      Pages 503-514
    5. Patricia Podmore
      Pages 515-526
    6. Hans J. Schubert
      Pages 527-538
    7. Bert Björkner
      Pages 539-572
    8. José G. Camarasa
      Pages 573-587
    9. Georges Ducombs, Richard J. Schmidt
      Pages 588-634
  16. Pigmented Contact Dermatitis and Chemical Depigmentation

  17. The Management of Contact Dermatitis

    1. John D. Wilkinson
      Pages 657-692
  18. Principles of Prevention and Protection in Contact Dermatitis

  19. Predictive Assays: Animal and Man, and in Vitro and in Vivo

    1. Esther Patrick, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 703-747
  20. International Legal Aspects of Contact Dermatitis

    1. Peter J. Frosch, Richard J. G. Rycroft
      Pages 749-767
  21. Computers and Patient Information Systems

    1. An Dooms-Goossens, M. Dooms, J. Drieghe
      Pages 769-783
  22. Contact Dermatitis Research Groups

    1. Desmond Burrows
      Pages 785-793
  23. Patch Test Concentrations and Vehicles for Testing Contact Allergens

    1. Anton C. de Groot, Peter J. Frosch
      Pages 795-805
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 807-839

About this book


Ideally every patient with eczema should be patch tested and the importance of this investigation is now universally accepted. The simplicity of the technique belies its many pitfalls, the greatest being to lack the knowledge required to select the correct allergens and to interpret the results. The introduction, nearly 20 years ago, of the journal Contact Dermatitis greatly stimulated the reporting of the clinical side of contact dermatitis but a vast amount of laboratory work has also been published in other journals on the mechanisms and theory of these reactions. The literature on the subject is now quite vast and a comprehensive book on the clinical and research aspects of contact dermatitis has been sorely needed. This textbook was carefully planned to gather together what is known of the subject into a cohesive whole and it has succeeded admirably. It consists of 22 chapters written by 41 contributors, each selected for their special study of particular subjects. Every feature of contact dermatitis has been covered, beginning with its history and even concluding with the names and addresses of those worldwide who have a specific interest in the subject. The text is illustrated and well laid out; it has been broken up into clearly demarcated sections making it easy to read and its information readily accessible. One's own writing concentrates the mind but editing the texts of authors from so many different countries was a task of considerable proportions.


Allergie Dermatitis Dermatologie Ekzem Irritancy allergen allergy contact dermatitis dermatology diagnosis histopathology management prevention skin treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. G. Rycroft
    • 1
  • Torkil Menné
    • 2
  • Peter J. Frosch
    • 3
  • Claude Benezra
    • 4
  1. 1.Contact Dermatitis Clinic, St. John’s Dermatology CentreSt. Thomas’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyGentofte Hospital University of CopenhagenHellerupDenmark
  3. 3.Hautklinik der Städtischen Kliniken Dortmund, Abteilung DermatologieUniversität Witten/HerdeckeDortmundGermany
  4. 4.Laboratoire de DermatochimieUniversité Louis Pasteur, Clinique DermatologiqueStrasbourg CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-13121-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-13119-0
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