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Common Contact Allergens: A Practical Guide to Detecting Contact Dermatitis

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Common Contact Allergens: A Practical Guide to Detecting Contact Dermatitis

Hardcover
Pre-order
$130.00

Description

How to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis, perform and interpret patch tests, and select the best treatment options

Written for a broad range of dermatologic professionals, Common Contact Allergens is a straightforward and useful guide that bridges the gap between detailed reference texts and basic handbooks on contact allergy, making it an ideal addition to general dermatology practices for practical use in the office.

The first section of the book leads practitioners through the steps necessary to effectively and accurately perform patch testing. This covers basic immunological knowledge, various ways in which contact allergy can present, patch test techniques, and how to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis. Giving attention to all standard allergens, the second section offers an overview of the current literature on each, with detailed analysis on determining the clinical relevance of a positive patch test reaction. This convenient companion:

  • Offers universally applicable guidance on when and how to perform patch testing, as well as how to interpret test reactions and arrive at accurate diagnoses
  • Characterizes allergens from the Standard ‘Baseline’ Series, the International Series, and the T.R.U.E. Test Series
  • Profiles allergens such as metals, fragrances, medicaments, rubber chemicals, plant chemicals, hair and clothing dyes, excipients, and resins
  • Contains case reports, clinical images, patch test tips, and more
  • Features color-coded exposure templates for easy consultation
  • Provides key pointers on how to take patient histories and handle challenging cases
  • Introduces new concepts such as ‘microhistory’ and ‘microexamination’
  • Allows access to online supplementary material featuring CAS numbers, toxicology, immunology, prevalence rates, chemical structures, additional case reports, and more
Common Contact Allergens is a valuable reference tool for trainee and practicing general dermatologists, dermatology nurses, occupational health physicians, allergists, and other medical professionals with an interest in dermatology.

List of Contributors

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Section 1 Methodology

Chapter 1. Immunology of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Chapter 2. Patch testing Technique

Chapter 3. The Detective’s Guide to Diagnosing Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Chapter 4. History, ‘Microhistory’ and Sources of Contact Allergen Exposure

Chapter 5. ‘Microexamination’

Chapter 6. Setting up a Patch Test Practice

Chapter 7. The Role of Providers of Patch Test Products

Section 2 Non-Allergic Dermatoses

Chapter 8. The Elimination or Inclusion of Non-Allergic Skin Diseases

Chapter 9. Irritant Contact Dermatitis

Section 3 Common Contact Allergens

Metals

Chapter 10. Nickel

Chapter 11. Cobalt

Chapter 12. Chromate

Chapter 13. Gold

Fragrances

Chapter 14. Fragrances incorporating Fragrance Mix 1, Fragrance Mix 2, Hydroxyisoheyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Limonene and Linalool

Preservatives

Chapter 15. Formaldehyde

Chapter 16. Quaternium 15

Chapter 17. Diazolidinyl Urea and Imidazolidinyl Urea

Chapter 18. 2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol 

Chapter 19. Methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone

Chapter 20. Methylisothiazolinone

Chapter 21. Parabens

Dyes

Chapter 22. para-Phenylenediamine

Chapter 23. Disperse Dye Blue 106

Rubber

Chapter 24. Rubber: Mercaptobenzothiazole, Mercapto mix, Thiurams, Carbamates, Thioureas, N-isopropyl-N'-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (IPPD)

Resins

Chapter 25. Colophonium

Chapter 26. Epoxy Resin

Chapter 27. Tosylamide Formaldehyde Resin

Chapter 28. 4-tert-Butylphenol Formaldehyde Resin

Plants

Chapter 29. Sesquiterpene Lactone Mix and Compositae Mix

Chapter 30. Primin

Medicaments

Chapter 31. Neomycin

Chapter 32. Clioquinol

Chapter 33. Benzocaine

Chapter 34. Corticosteroids:  Tixocortol-21-pivalate, Budesonide and Hydrocortisone 17-butyrate

Others

Chapter 35. Lanolin

Chapter 36. Cetostearyl Alcohol