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TitleCondensed Handbook of Occupational Dermatology [electronic resource] / edited by Lasse Kanerva, Peter Elsner, Jan E. Wahlberg, Howard I. Maibach
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2004
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Descript XIII, 528 p. 98 illus., 9 illus. in color. online resource


Due to changes in modern life, occupational dermatoses are increasing. This completely revised and comprehensive edition provides the concise information needed in dealing with patients in the field of occupational dermatology. It combines a highly practical approach to occupational dermatology with the skills and research experience of specialists in clinical and experimental dermatology. The spectrum of diseases covered in this book includes: allergic and irritant dermatitis; contact urticaria; photodermatoses; infectious diseases; skin tumors; systematic reactions due to percutaneous absorption; predisposed diseases and occupational skin problems. The information urgently needed for daily patient management is provided as quick reference through concise tables, algorithms, and figures on how to optimise the diagnostic procedures for high-quality care. This book will prove of great interest to all who are involved in treating patients with occupational skin diseases


1 Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prognosis -- 1 The Epidemiology of Occupational Contact Dermatitis -- 2 Systemic Toxicity -- 3 Evaluation of Barrier Function and Skin Reactivity in Occupational Dermatoses -- 4 Contact Dermatitis Due to Irritation -- 5 Fiberglass Dermatitis -- 6 Occupational Skin Granulomas -- 7 Occupational Dermatitis Artefacta -- 8 Physical Causes: Heat, Cold, and Other Atmospheric Factors -- 9 Occupational Contact Urticaria -- 10 Occupational and Environmental Acne -- 11 Occupational Nail Disorders -- 12 Non-Eczematous Occupational Contact Reactions -- 13 Occupational Connective Tissue Disorders -- 14 Operational Definition of Occupational Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- 15 The Role of Atopy in Working Life -- 16 Diagnostic Patch Testing -- 17 Patch Testing With the Patientโ{128}{153}s Own Work Materials -- 18 Sources of Information on the Occurrence of Chemieal Contact Allergens -- 19 Identification and Assessment in Relation to the Material Safety Data Sheets -- 20 Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis Treatment -- 21 Prevention and Rehabilitation -- 22 Protective Gloves -- 23 Disadvantages of Gloves -- 24 The Role of Skin Moisturizers in the Prevention of Irritant Contact Dermatitis: A Review -- 25 Prognosis of Occupational Contact Dermatitis -- 2 Substances, Products, Occupations, Concentrations -- 26 Computerised Product Database: Registered Chemical Contact Allergens -- 27 Fragrances -- 28 Colophony -- 29 Nickel -- 30 Chromium -- 31 Cement -- 32 Epoxy Resins -- 33 Paints, Lacquers and Varnishes -- 34 Phenol-Formaldehyde Resins -- 35 Occupational Contact Dermatitis to Plants -- 36 Polyurethane Resins -- 37 Organic Solvents -- 38 Adhesives and Glues -- 39 Rubber Chemicals -- 40 Hairdressers -- 41 Manicurists -- 42 Patch-Test Concentrations and Vehicles for Testing Contact Allergens

Medicine Allergy Dermatology General practice (Medicine) Nursing Occupational medicine Medicine & Public Health Dermatology General Practice / Family Medicine Allergology Nursing Occupational Medicine/Industrial Medicine


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