Atopic Palmoplantar Eczema

Atopic Palmoplantar Eczema

by Hans Joachim Schwanitz

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ISBN-13: 9783540178637
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 09/14/1988
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

1 What is “Dyshidrosis”?.- 1.1 Symptoms.- 1.2 Sweat Glands.- 1.3 Parasites.- 1.4 ID Reactions to Dermatophytes.- 1.5 Allergy.- 1.6 Atopy.- 1.7 Various Other Theories.- 1.8 “Dyshidrotic Eczema” — An Eczema of Unknown Etiology.- 1.8.1 “Dyshidrosis” — An Eczema.- 1.8.2 The Unknown Etiology of “Dyshidrosis”.- 1.8.3 The Problematic Nature of the Terms Dyshidrosis, Dyshidrotic and Dyshidrosiform.- 1.8.4 Aims of the Present Investigations.- 2 Clinical Investigations.- 2.1 Statistics.- 2.2 Age.- 2.3 Sex.- 2.4 Age of Manifestation and Course of the Disease.- 2.5 Clinical Features.- 2.5.1 Symmetry.- 2.5.2 Vesicles.- 2.5.3 Redness.- 2.5.4 Scaling.- 2.5.5 Itching.- 2.5.6 Relationship between Symptoms and Severity of the Eczema.- 2.5.7 Changes of the Nail.- 2.6 Cigarette Smoking.- 2.7 Familial Predisposition.- 2.8 Triggering Mechanisms.- 2.8.1 Exogenous Factors.- 2.8.2 Endogenous Factors.- 2.9 Psychosocial Consequences.- 3 Experimental Studies.- 3.1 Thermometry.- 3.1.1 Methods.- 3.1.2 Results.- 3.1.3 Discussion.- 3.2 Hygrometry.- 3.2.1 Methods.- 3.2.2 Results.- 3.2.3 Discussion.- 3.3 Mycology.- 3.3.1 Materials and Methods.- 3.3.2 Results.- 3.3.3 Discussion.- 3.4 Allergy.- 3.4.1 Materials and Methods.- 3.4.2 Results.- 3.4.3 Discussion.- 3.5 Inflammatory Mediators.- 3.5.1 Materials and Methods.- 3.5.2 Results.- 3.5.3 Discussion.- 4 Studies Concerning the Atopy Syndrome.- 4.1 Patient History.- 4.2 Eosinophils.- 4.3 Immunoglobulin E.- 4.4 White Dermographism.- 5 Atopic Palmoplantar Eczema — Discussion of the Experimental Results.- 5.1 Historical Aspects.- 5.2 Genetic Factors.- 5.3 Clinical Aspects.- 5.4 Causes.- 5.4.1 Theoretical Considerations.- 5.4.2 Practical Aspects.- 5.5 Secondary Effects of the Disease.- 5.5.1 Secondary Infections or Infestations.- 5.5.2 Allergic Sensitization.- 5.5.3 Increased Sweating.- 5.6 Differential Diagnosis.- 6 Therapy.- 6.1 Previous Methods.- 6.2 Current Status.- 6.3 New Approaches.- 6.3.1 Effect of Topical Psoralen Application and UVA Radiation (PUVA) — a Unilateral Controlled Study.- 6.3.1.1 Materials and Methods.- 6.3.1.2 Results.- 6.3.1.3 Discussion.- 6.3.2 Etretinate Therapy.- 6.3.2.1 Materials and Methods.- 6.3.2.2 Results.- 6.3.2.3 Discussion.- 7 Future Aspects.- References.

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