Atopic Dermatitis

The Epidemiology, Causes and Prevention of Atopic Eczema

Atopic Dermatitis

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. Atopic Dermatitis takes an original look at the epidemiology of the disorder, its prevalence and possible causes. This unique volume draws on international experts from dermatology, epidemiology, pediatrics, and immunology. As an allergic disease, atopic dermatitis has much in common with other allergies and this comprehensive resource sheds new light on the mechanisms that underlie the allergic response. This wide-ranging reference will be invaluable for all involved in the treatment or study of atopic dermatitis.


 Reviews:

"The editor and contributors definitely fill a niche in the current literature written about atopic dermatitis. Their critical appraisal of the study designs makes you realize there is a paucity of good double-blind placebo controlled studies on which we base our ideas and treatment of atopy. In fact, readers will find they learn less 'hard facts' about the subject and more about the 'assumptions' we call truth in this book. I am not aware of other books in the field in which the epidemiology of this disease is covered so comprehensively. I think the book is well-written and specialists in the field will find it informative." Doody's Review Service ®

"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 end product is 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

"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. It provides an eminently sensible exposition of a complex disorder." The Australian Journal of Dermatology

"This is an excellent book...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." Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology

"...absolutely everything you've ever wanted to know about dermatitis. You won't need another book on the subject...highly recommended." Practice Nursing

' … 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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