© 2016

Quick Guide to Contact Dermatitis

  • Jeanne Duus Johansen
  • Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
  • Jacob P. Thyssen


  • Guide to fast and reliable diagnosis

  • Numerous color photos

  • List of top 100 allergens


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Niels K. Veien
      Pages 9-31
  3. Patch Testing Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Cecilia Svedman, Bruze Magnus
      Pages 35-46
    3. Jeanne D. Johansen, Ulrik Fischer Friis, Jacob P. Thyssen
      Pages 57-67
  4. Special Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Marie-Louise Anna Schuttelaar
      Pages 71-79
    3. Margarida Gonçalo
      Pages 81-94
    4. Ana Gimenez-Arnau
      Pages 95-102
    5. Anja Thielitz, Swen Malte John
      Pages 103-114
    6. Anne Birgitte Simonsen, Mette Sommerlund
      Pages 115-123
  5. Main Allergen Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Anneli Julander
      Pages 127-138
    3. Wolfgang Uter
      Pages 139-145
    4. Klaus Ejner Andersen, Kristian Fredløv Mose
      Pages 147-157
    5. Vera Mahler
      Pages 159-179
  6. Allergens in Various Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181

About this book


This book is a quick guide for clinicians, specialists, and residents. It provides a concise overview of the practical aspects of contact dermatitis, supplying the tools to allow a fast and reliable diagnosis. The book describes the clinical features of contact dermatitis, explains how to make an exposure assessment and covers other essentials in the diagnostic work. Information is presented on testing with patients’ own products and overviews are provided on the allergens contained in various products. In addition, a helpful list of the most frequent allergens is included. The authors are leading practitioners in the field, and their expertise has enabled the compilation of an approachable text supplemented by a large number of full color illustrations, tables and check lists. This book will help the reader to gain a better understanding of the subject and to achieve greater competence in everyday practice.


Contact Allergy Immunology Irritant Contact Dermatitis Occupational Patch Testing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeanne Duus Johansen
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
    • 2
  • Jacob P. Thyssen
    • 3
  1. 1.Gentofte Hospital, National Allergy Research CentreHellerupDenmark
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Dermatochimie, University of StrasbourgStrasbourg cedexFrance
  3. 3.Gentofte Hospital Dept. of Dermato-AllergologyHellerupDenmark

About the editors

Jeanne Duus Johansen gained her medical degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1986 and obtained her DMSci from the same university for a thesis on allergy. She was appointed Director of The National Allergy Research Centre in Denmark in 2002 and was appointed Professor and Consultant in the Department of Dermatology, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen in 2007. Dr. Johansen has been appointed an expert by the EU commission, OECD, and WHO on working parties relating to contact allergy, prediction, and risk assessment. She is chair of the European Environmental Contact Dermatitis Research Group. Dr. Johansen is the author of more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific papers and many book chapters and the editor of several international textbooks.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quick Guide to Contact Dermatitis
  • Editors Jeanne Duus Johansen
    Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
    Jacob P. Thyssen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-47713-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51234-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-47714-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 325
  • Number of Illustrations 69 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
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“This book succinctly reviews the basic principles of patch testing and common allergens responsible for allergic contact dermatitis and makes broad recommendations for categories of contact avoidance and general treatment suggestions. … The audience is dermatologists who have a special interest in occupational dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis and who perform patch testing as part of the diagnostic evaluation. … useful as a general overview of the what, when, why, and how of patch testing and contact dermatitis.” (Patricia Wong, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)