Book Reviews
February 1935

L'eczéma du nourrisson.

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By M. Péhu and R. Aulagnier. Price, 25 francs. Pp. 164. Paris: Gauthier-Villars & Cie, 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;49(2):551. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970020266028

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The old and the new conceptions of infantile eczema are considered and compactly presented in this monograph. Of the many theories concerning the etiology of infantile eczema, the authors favor the view that an allergic constitution is the fundamental cause. It is considered important to limit sharply the diagnosis of eczema and to differentiate it clearly from other cutaneous manifestations in infants. The general clinical course and complications of eczema are discussed; the tendency to unexpected death and the relation of eczema to other allergic conditions are considered, and experimental results and laboratory tests employed in the study of eczema are analyzed and evaluated. The common mistakes made in managing eczematous infants are mentioned. The last two chapters deal with treatment, both general and local. Many prescriptions for use in the various stages of eczema are suggested. The present day knowledge of eczema in infants is well reviewed and presented

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