Occupational and Environmental Skin Disorders

Epidemiology, Current Knowledge and Perspectives for Novel Therapies

  • Nlandu Roger  Ngatu
  • Mitsunori Ikeda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nlandu Roger Ngatu
    Pages 1-4
  3. Skin Irritants, Sensitizers and Carcinogens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Nlandu Roger Ngatu
      Pages 7-19
  4. Environmental and Occupational Eczematous Skin Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Mitsunori Ikeda
      Pages 23-40
    3. Nlandu Roger Ngatu
      Pages 41-51
    4. Ngombe Leon-Kabamba, Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Etongola Papy Mbelambela, Melaku Haile Likka, Sakatolo Jean-Baptiste Kakoma, Numbi Oscar Luboya et al.
      Pages 53-62
    5. Ngombe Leon-Kabamba, Sakatolo Jean-Baptiste Kakoma, Numbi Oscar-Luboya, Mukanya Pascal-Kimba, Nkulu C. Banza-Lubamba, Nlandu Roger Ngatu et al.
      Pages 63-69
    6. Keiichi Motoyama, Taishi Higashi, Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Maiko Kaneko Okajima, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Hidetoshi Arima et al.
      Pages 79-92
  5. Fungal, Neglected Seasonal, Epidemic and Other Environmental Skin Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Nlandu Roger Ngatu
      Pages 119-131
    3. Roger Wumba, Nlandu Roger Ngatu
      Pages 133-141
    4. Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Mitsunori Ikeda
      Pages 159-168

About this book


This book provides cutting-edge information on the epidemiology, etiology and pathophysiology of several prevalent occupational and environmental skin diseases (OSD/ESD), with a particular focus on skin health safety issues, risk factors, preventive measures and recent advances in the management of these diseases. It also highlights recent discoveries and developments concerning novel therapeutic agents for inflammatory OSD, especially findings that are supported by clinical data and have the potential to transform conventional prophylactic and therapeutic approaches. For example, despite their increasing prevalence, the management of allergic skin diseases is sometimes challenging, mainly due to limited treatment choices. In several countries, steroids are the only treatment used. However, in cases of contraindications, adverse effects or unsatisfactory steroidal therapies, alternative treatments are indispensable. As such, an understanding of promising anti-allergic agents enhances allergy research and could eventually lead to novel alternative therapeutic and adjuvant remedies, which are of the utmost importance. This book offers a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students and practitioners in the field of public health in general, especially those working in environmental and occupational medicine, as well as physicians.


Skin disorders Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Probiotics Sacran AMEX Dupilumab Apremilast

Editors and affiliations

  • Nlandu Roger  Ngatu
    • 1
  • Mitsunori Ikeda
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW)ChibaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Nursing, and Wellness and Longevity CenterUniversity of KochiKochiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8757-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8758-5
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