Contact Dermatitis

  • Jeanne Duus Johansen
  • Vera Mahler
  • Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
  • Peter J. Frosch
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Richard Brans, Swen Malte John, Peter J. Frosch
  2. Wolfgang Uter, Axel Schnuch, Ana Giménez-Arnau, David Orton, Barry Statham
  3. Kristiina Aalto-Korte
  4. Wolfgang Uter, Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Carola Lidén
  5. Johannes Geier, Holger Lessmann
  6. Anthony Goon, Chee-Leok Goh
  7. Richard Brans, Wolfgang Uter, Swen Malte John, Majken Hougaard Foss-Skiftesvik
  8. Kristiina Aalto-Korte, Katri Suuronen, Peter J. Frosch
  9. Margarida Gonçalo
  10. Kristiina Aalto-Korte, Katri Suuronen
  11. Marléne Isaksson, Laura Malinauskiene
  12. Ying Zou, Lin-Feng Li

About this book


The sixth edition of Contact Dermatitis covers in detail every conceivable aspect of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and its modern-day management. The 1st edition of this book was published in 1992 and has served as the main reference book of contact dermatitis. In this new edition special emphasis is given to immunological mechanisms, molecular aspects of sensitizers, atypical clinical forms, patch test methodology, reactions to medicaments, and occupational and environmental factors. In order to optimize the diagnostic approach, a wide range of information is provided, including a dictionary of contact allergens and detailed information on exposure assessment. Retained chapters from the previous edition have been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest knowledge. Furthermore, completely new chapters have been added on a variety of topics, including contact allergy to medical implants, relevant allergens in gloves and immediate reactions to occupational materials. The editors and authors are all leading practitioners in the field. The comprehensive but approachable text is supplemented by a large number of full colour illustrations and tables. Core messages highlight the most important information and will help the reader to gain a better understanding of the subject and greater competence in everyday practice.


cutaneous toxicology exposure analysis irritants patch testing cutaneous allergy patch testing skin prick testing occupational contact dermatitis contact dermatitis to cosmetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeanne Duus Johansen
    • 1
  • Vera Mahler
    • 2
  • Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
    • 3
  • Peter J. Frosch
    • 4
  1. 1.Amtssygehuset Gentofte Dept. DermatologyHellerupDenmark
  2. 2.Federal Institute for Vaccines & BiomedPaul Ehrlich Institut Federal Institute for Vaccines & BiomedLangenGermany
  3. 3.Institut le Bel Labo. DermatochimieStrasbourg CXFrance
  4. 4.HautklinikStädtische Kliniken Dortmund Klinikzentrum MitteDortmundGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72451-5
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