This reference explores the epidemiology, etiology, management, and pathophysiological mechanisms of atopic dermatitis and identifies potential genetic and environmental factors associated with allergic skin immune responses-compiling the latest research, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic strategies for the prevention, control, and treatment of this chronic inflammatory disease.
Written by leading experts in the field, Atopic Dermatitis addresses
the clinical features of atopic dermatitis (AD)
the role of antigen-presenting cells, T-cells, and keratinocytes in pathogenesis
food hypersensitivity and infections in children
the identification and elimination of exacerbating components
emerging anti-inflammatory agents for controlling AD
the importance of animal models
the effect of AD on the emotional development of patients
Discussing the mounting prevalence of skin disease, as well as its social and economic impact, Atopic Dermatitis is a definitive and essential guide for dermatologists, allergists, immunologists, pharmaceutical and cosmetic chemists, internists, pediatricians, epidemiologists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
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IMPACT OF ATOPIC DERMATITIS
Definition and Diagnosis of Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Atopic Dermatitis