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Book Reviews
January 2002

Allergic Skin Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(1):133. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.1.133

The stated aim of this volume is to update the reader on pathophysiology, socioeconomic impact, and "new" treatment approaches for allergic skin diseases. Internationally respected and recognized dermatology and allergy colleagues are the chapter authors. It appears that neither they nor the editors were very thorough in comparing text content for overlap, contradiction, and gaps. The editors divide the book into 3 sections: General Principles, Specific Allergic Skin Diseases, and Management of Allergic Skin Disease. These chapters are thin in some areas and duplicative in others (eg, The Immunology of Allergic Contact Dermatitis, The Evaluation of Allergic Contact Dermatitis).