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Atopic Dermatitis

Disease Etiology and Clinical Management

Edited by Jorge Esparza-Gordillo

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany


Itaru Dekio

Shimane University, Japan

Atopic Dermatitis is a common disease characterized by inflamed, itching and dry skin. This relapsing allergic disorder has complex etiology and shows a remarkably high clinical heterogeneity which complicates the diagnosis and clinical management. This book is divided into 4 sections. The first section (Disease Etiology) describes some of the physiological mechanisms underlying Atopic Dermatitis, including alterations in the immune system and the skin-barrier function. The important role of host-microorganism interactions on the pathophysiology of Atopic Dermatitis is discussed in the second section (Microorganisms in Atopic Dermatitis). An overview of the clinical diagnostic criteria and the disease management protocols commonly used is given in the third section (Diagnosis and Clinical Management). The last section (New Treatments) describes new therapeutic approaches that are not widely used but are currently being studied due to preliminary evidence showing a clinical benefit for Atopic Dermatitis.

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Atopic DermatitisDisease Etiology and Clinical ManagementEdited by Jorge Esparza-Gordillo

Published: February 22nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1448

ISBN: 978-953-51-0110-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6832-4

Copyright year: 2012

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8 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

30 Dimensions Citations


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1. Flaky Tail Mouse as a Novel Animal Model of Atopic Dermatitis: Possible Roles of Filaggrin in the Development of Atopic Dermatitis

By Catharina Sagita Moniaga and Kenji Kabashima


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2. Mouse Models for Atopic Dermatitis Developed in Japan

By Hiromichi Yonekawa, Toyoyuki Takada, Hiroshi Shitara, Choji Taya, Yoshibumi Matsushima, Kunie Matsuoka and Yoshiaki Kikkawa


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3. The Roles of Th2-Type Cytokines in the Pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis

By Kenji Izuhara, Hiroshi Shiraishi, Shoichiro Ohta, Kazuhiko Arima and Shoichi Suzuki


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4. Epidermal Serine Proteases and Their Inhibitors in Atopic Dermatitis

By Ulf Meyer-Hoffert


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5. The Role of Prostanoids in Atopic Dermatitis

By Tetsuya Honda and Kenji Kabashima


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6. Expression and Function of CCL17 in Atopic Dermatitis

By Susanne Stutte, Nancy Gerbitzki, Natalija Novak and Irmgard Förster


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7. Microorganisms and Atopic Dermatitis

By Itaru Dekio


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8. Atopic Dermatitis and Skin Fungal Microorganisms

By Takashi Sugita, Enshi Zhang, Takafumi Tanaka, Mami Tajima, Ryoji Tsuboi, Yoshio Ishibashi, Akemi Nishikawa


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9. Fungus as an Exacerbating Factor of Atopic Dermatitis, and Control of Fungi for the Remission of the Disease

By Takuji Nakashima and Yoshimi Niwano


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10. Atopic Dermatitis: From Pathophysiology to Diagnostic Approach

By Nicola Fuiano and Cristoforo Incorvaia


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11. Advances in Assessing the Severity of Atopic Dermatitis

By Zheng-Hong Di, Li Zhang, Ya-Ni Lv, Li-Ping Zhao, Hong-Duo Chen and Xing-Hua Gao


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12. Physical and Chemical Factors that Improve Epidermal Permeability Barrier Homeostasis

By Mitsuhiro Denda


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13. Trigger Factors, Allergens and Allergy Testing in Atopic Dermatitis

By Evmorfia Ladoyanni


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14. Food Allergy in Atopic Dermatitis

By Geunwoong Noh and Jae Ho Lee


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15. Clinical Management of Atopic Dermatitis

By Soheyla Mahdavian, Patty Ghazvini, Luis Pagan, Angela Singh and Todd Woodard


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16. Occlusive Therapy in Atopic Dermatitis

By Misha M. Heller, Eric S. Lee, Faranak Kamangar, Wilson Liao and John Y. M. Koo


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17. Suplatast Tosilate for Prophylaxis of Pediatric Atopy

By S. Yoshihara, M. Ono, Y. Yamada, H. Fukuda, T. Abe and O. Arisaka


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18. Thinking Atopic Dermatitis Treatment Differently: Specific Immunotherapy as an Option

By Massimo Milani


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19. Improvement of Atopic Dermatitis by Human Sebaceous Fatty Acids and Related Lipids

By Hiroyuki Araki, Yoshiya Sugai and Hirofumi Takigawa


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20. Probiotics and Atopic Dermatitis

By Feriel Hacini-Rachinel, Ivana Jankovic, Anurag Singh and Annick Mercenier


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21. The Role of Probiotics in Atopic Dermatitis Prevention and Therapy

By Öner Özdemir


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22. Food Compounds Inhibit Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria and the Toxicity of Staphylococcus Enterotoxin A (SEA) Associated with Atopic Dermatitis

By Reuven Rasooly and Mendel Friedman


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