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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis
The Epidemiology, Causes and Prevention of Atopic Eczema

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H. Williams, C. Archer, B. Wuthrich, P. J. Coenraads, T. Diepgen, N. McNally, D. Philips, R. Herd, F. S. Larsen, K. Godfrey, A. B. Oleson, K. Thestrup-Pederson, T. Schafer, J. Ring, C. Burrell-Morris, H. Kolmer, T. Platts-Mills, T. David, L. Patel, C. Ewing, R. H. Stanton, A. Mar, R. Marks, D. Strachan, S. Shaw, M. Day
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  • Date Published: February 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521570756

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  • Atopic dermatitis or eczema is an increasingly common skin disease, but its distribution, frequency and underlying causes have not yet been systematically reviewed in depth: this is the very first book to look at the epidemiology of atopic dermatitis, its prevalence and possible causes. Uniquely, this volume draws on international experts from a wide range of disciplines, including dermatologists, epidemiologists, paediatricians and immunologists. As an allergic disease, atopic dermatitis has much in common with other allergies and this comprehensive account will shed new light on the mechanisms that underlie the allergic response. Whilst atopic eczema is primarily a disease of childhood and therefore a common problem in paediatric practice, its prevalence in adulthood continues to pose a challenge to dermatologists and primary care physicians. This wide-ranging new publication will be an invaluable resource for all involved in the treatment or the study of atopic dermatitis.

    • Multidisciplinary overview of this very common skin disease
    • First book to survey the epidemiology of atopic dermatitis
    • Structured layout facilitates ease of reference
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'For me, this is the book of the year.' International Journal of Dermatology

    ' … absolutely everything you've ever wanted to know about atopic dermatitis.' Practice Nursing

    ' … this book is highly recommended to all persons active in the field of atopic dermatitis.' Allergy

    'The layout is excellent, with clear headings for easy reference … an essential reference work for anyone with an interest on this disorder.' Lucy Ostlere, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

    ' … a book that is consistently readable, and which is sure to advance the cause of better understanding, management, and treatment of a disorder that afflicts so many people.' The Lancet

    ' … a particularly useful book because it approaches a common disorder, atopic dermatitis, in an original way … By approaching atopic dermatitis in a novel way, this text raises useful questions that are sure to leave even the most experienced practitioners with new insights into this common disorder. The multidisciplinary approach is highly effective … a book that is consistently readable, and which is sure to advance the cause of better understanding, management, and treatment of a disorder that afflicts so many people.' The Lancet

    'An excellent feature is the summary of key points at the end of each chapter. The chapters are well referenced and the index is comprehensive … Certainly it has a place in the library of all dermatology departments and should be compulsory reading for anyone embarking on research in this area.' The Australasian Journal of Dermatology

    'This is an excellent book … The book will be of interest to anyone dealing with patients with this common disorder and to researchers in the fields of epidemiology, genetics and immunology of atopic disorders.' M. Giles and S. Dunnill, Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology

    'This is a comprehensive account of atopic dermatitis, its prevalence and possible causes. The book is technically of high quality' Sue Donald, Professional Nurse

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521570756
    • length: 285 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 195 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.995kg
    • contains: 38 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 60 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Foreword
    Part I. The Nature of the Problem:
    1. What is atopic dermatitis, and how should it be defined in epidemiological studies? H. Williams
    2. The pathophysiology and clinical features of atopic dermatitis C. Archer
    3. The natural history of atopic dermatitis H. Williams and B. Wüthrich
    4. Occupational consequences of atopic dermatitis P. J. Coenraads and T. Diepgen
    Part II. Descriptive Studies which Indicate the Size of the Problem:
    5. Geographical studies of atopic dermatitis N. McNally and D. Philips
    6. The morbidity and cost of atopic dermatitis R. Herd
    7. Is the prevalence of atopic dermatitis increasing? T. Diepgen
    Part III. Analytical Studies which Point to Causes of Atopic Dermatitis:
    8. Genetic epidemiology of atopic dermatitis F. S. Larsen
    9. Foetal and perinatal origins of atopic dermatitis K. Godfrey
    10. Socioeconomic factors and atopic dermatitis N. McNally and D. Philips
    11. The 'old mother' hypothesis A. B. Olesen and K. Thestrup-Pederson
    12. The possible role of environmental pollution T. Schäfer and J. Ring
    13. Migrant studies H. Williams and C. Burrell-Morris
    14. The role of house dust mite H. Kolmer and T. Platts-Mills
    15. Dietary factors in atopic dermatitis T. David, L. Patel, C. Ewing and R. H. Stanton
    Part IV. Intervention Studies:
    16. Prevention of atopic dermatitis A. Mar and R. Marks
    Part V. Lessons from Other Fields:
    17. Parallels with the epidemiology of asthma and hay fever D. Strachan
    18. Recent developments in atopic diseases in animals S. Shaw and M. Day
    Part VI. Conclusions:
    19. The future research agenda H. Williams
    Index.

  • Editor

    Hywel C. Williams, University of Nottingham

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    H. Williams, C. Archer, B. Wuthrich, P. J. Coenraads, T. Diepgen, N. McNally, D. Philips, R. Herd, F. S. Larsen, K. Godfrey, A. B. Oleson, K. Thestrup-Pederson, T. Schafer, J. Ring, C. Burrell-Morris, H. Kolmer, T. Platts-Mills, T. David, L. Patel, C. Ewing, R. H. Stanton, A. Mar, R. Marks, D. Strachan, S. Shaw, M. Day

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