by James G. Marks, Jr, Peter Elsner, and Vincent DeLeo, 431 pp, $99, ISBN 0-323-01473-9, New York, NY, Elsevier Science, 2001.
This text is useful for the clinician who is initially venturing into patch testing and it also serves as an excellent reference manual for clinicians well versed in the field. The early chapters focus on patient evaluations and the mechanics of patch testing. Color photographs of patients with contact dermatitis are helpful and are displayed in an atlas format. The majority of the chapters deal with specific categories of allergens. Each allergen is extensively discussed and instructive charts and tables outline the most critical information. The text contains many newly identified allergens used in the cosmetic and textile industries. Glove and shoe allergic contact dermatitis are outlined, along with a thorough review of photoallergens and photographic patch testing techniques. Helpful handouts and educational brochures are diagrammed in the text and can be used for patient education.
Martini MC. Contact & Occupational Dermatology, 3rd ed. Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(11):1508. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.11.1508-a